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Monday, April 29, 2013

The Department of Psychology Upcoming Lecture with Ezemenari Obasi

The department of Psychology invites students, faculty, and staff to its upcoming lecture: "Stress and Drug Use Vulnerability in the African American Community" presented by Ezemenari Obasi from the University of Houston. This lecture will take place on Friday, May 3rd from 11:00-12:00 in N639 Elliot Hall.

ABSTRACT: The development of drug abuse in the African American community is often characterized by oversimplified models that are rooted in research studies that rarely include African Americans. This study will identify mechanisms that influence drug use vulnerability in at- risk African American adults who reside in the southeastern U.S. Such research is needed to develop socially and culturally informed prevention and treatment programs aimed at reducing drug-related health disparities that continue to plague African Americans.