Howard University Remembers Dr. Harry L. June Scientific Impact

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Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version WASHINGTON (Aug. 22, 2014) –The College of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host a posthumous tribute to the late Dr. Harry L. June, Sr., alumnus and professor in the department and director of substance abuse research in the College of Medicine. The tribute will be held Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in The Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, fourth floor, from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. To RSVP, email Space is limited A revered neuropsychopharmacologist, Dr. June joined the Howard faculty in 2011. Dr. June’s extensive research into the neuroscience of alcohol led to studies and findings on medical treatments for alcoholism, the prevention of binge drinking and treatment of alcohol-induced depression. His work improved the understanding of the role alcohol plays in health disparities in minority communities. The program will feature a keynote address by Dr. Phil Skolnick, director of the Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse at the National Institute of Health (NIH).  Other guest speakers who will reflect on Dr. June’s scientific impact include:   Dr. George Koob Director of the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism National Institute of Health Dr. Anthony Lehman Professor of Psychiatry, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs University of Maryland Dr. Laure Aurelian Senior Advisor for Faculty Development Stanford University School of Medicine Dr. Adam Puche Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology University of Maryland Dr. Marjorie Gondre`-Lewis Associate Professor, Laboratory for Neurodevelopment Department of Anatomy Howard University College of Medicine ABOUT HOWARD Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at
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