Office of Health Promotion
Hangover III: The Long-Lasting Effects of Alcohol on the Brain
February 28, 2013
Scott Swartzwelder, Ph.D.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons
Dr. Scott Swartzwelder is a Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at Duke University. He directs a research program dedicated to understanding the effects of alcohol and other drugs on the adolescent and young adult brain, and has co-authored several books on those topics for broad, non-scientific audiences. He returns to W&L to speak about both the short-term and long-term effects of alcohol on brain function during these critical times in brain development, and to update us on the latest research from his laboratory.
Bringing in the Bystander
Contact: Dr. Janet Boller or Jan Kaufman for more information
The Office of Health Promotion provides students with information about alcohol and other drugs, sexuality issues including sexual misconduct and sexual harassment, nutrition, stress management, and mental health issues such as depression and eating disorders. The goal of the Office of Health Promotion is to encourage students to make safe choices by having science-based information.
The Office of Health Promotion:
- offers individual student appointments
- offers educational outreach programs, awareness activities, and dynamic speakers, often in collaboration with student organizations or other campus departments and offices
- offers on-line health assessments
- provides referrals to health resources from A to Z
- provides AlcoholEdu for first-year students and parents
- provides training resources, and educational materials
- conducts TiPS (Training for Intervention Programs)
- advocates for campus policies which promote the creation of a healthier campus environment
- advises LIFE (Lifestyle Information for Everyone) peer health education organization.
- advises One in Four (a male peer organization educating other men about violence against women).
- conducts assessments of campus health trends
Please contact this office to help you with your individual health questions or programming needs!
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