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President

Society for Neuroscience Meeting
Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Society for Neuroscience
1121 14Th Street, NW Suite 1010
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20005
United States

Company Description: The Society for Neuroscience is a nonprofit membership organization of basic scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. Recognizing the...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • M.A.
    University of Michigan
  • Ph.D
    Mental Health Institute , University of Michigan
  • Ph.D.
    Columbia University
  • Ph.D.
    Institute of Medicine
  • Ph.D.
    Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
  • Ph.D.
    National Academy of Sciences , online
  • Ph.D.
    U of M
  • Ph.D.
    University of Michigan Medical School
  • Ph.D.
    Wayne State University
  • Ph.D. , behavioral neuroscience
    University of California , Los Angeles
  • PhD
    MBNI Distinguished University
  • PhD
    The University of Michigan
  • bachelors , psychology
    American University of Beirut , Lebanon
  • master's degrees , psychology
    American University of Beirut , Lebanon
  • undergraduate degree
    American University
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Huda Akil, Ph.D.
Huda Akil, Ph.D. is the Gardner Quarton Distinguished University Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry and the co-Director of the Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan. Dr. Akil has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the brain biology of emotions, including pain, anxiety, depression and substance abuse. She and her colleagues provided the first physiological evidence for a role of endorphins in the brain; and showed that endorphins are activated by stress and cause pain inhibition.
Dr. Akil's current research investigates the genetic, molecular and neural mechanisms underlying stress, addiction and mood disorders. She is engaged in large scale studies to discover new genes and proteins that cause vulnerability to major depression and bipolar illness. She is the author of over 500 original scientific papers, and has been recognized as one of the most highly cited neuroscientists by the ISI Citation Index.
Dr. Akil's scientific contributions have been recognized with numerous honors and awards.
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Dr. Akil has served on numerous boards and scientific councils. She is the past President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (1998) and the past President of the Society for Neuroscience (2004) the largest neuroscience organization in the world. She currently co-chairs the Neuroscience Steering Committee at the Foundation for the National Institute of Health and serves on the Council of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences.
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Op-Ed by Huda Akil, PhD, professor of neurosciences at University of Michigan and former president of the Society for Neuroscience
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Huda Akil, PhD, reflects about the importance of keeping American science alive.
Huda Akil - Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation
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Huda Akil
Huda Akil, Ph.D. is the Gardner Quarton Distinguished University Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry and the co-Director of the Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute at the University of Michigan. Professor Akil has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the brain biology of emotions, including pain, anxiety, depression and substance abuse. She and her colleagues provided the first physiological evidence for a role of endorphins in the brain; and showed that endorphins are activated by stress and cause pain inhibition.
Professor Akil's current research investigates the genetic, molecular and neural mechanisms underlying stress, addiction and mood disorders. She is engaged in large scale studies to discover new genes and proteins that cause vulnerability to major depression and bipolar illness. She is the author of over 500 original scientific papers, and has been recognized as one of the most highly cited neuroscientists by the ISI Citation Index.
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Professor Akil has served on numerous boards and scientific councils. She is the past President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (1998) and the past President of the Society for Neuroscience (2004) the largest neuroscience organization in the world. She currently co-chairs the Neuroscience Steering Committee at the Foundation for the National Institute of Health and serves on the Council of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences.
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This frustration reached a crescendo in 2002, when then president of the Society for Neuroscience, Huda Akil, told The New York Times that endorphins in runners "is a total fantasy of the pop culture."
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Photo of Huda Akil Huda Akil, Ph.D. is the Co-Site Director at the University of Michigan, where she is the Co-Director of the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and the Gardner C. Quarton Distinguished Professor of Neurosciences and Psychiatry. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and her Ph.D. in Biopsychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She performed her postdoctoral work at Stanford University. She has served as the President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the Society for Neuroscience. She has received numerous awards, including the Pasarow Foundation Award, the Patricia Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience (NARSAD) and the Mike Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award (SFN). She has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences.
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