Tuesday, August 15

8:30 a.m. Registration, light breakfast and poster set-up
9 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks
9:15 a.m. Randolph Nudo, Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center
Talk Title: TBA
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Lee Baugh, Ph.D., Basic Biomedical Sciences, University of South Dakota
"Tiring from trying: A potential relationship between errors in motor control and post-stroke fatigue"
11:15 a.m. Thayne Munce, Ph.D., Sanford Sports Science Institute and Sanford Children's Health Research Center
"Hard-hitting research: Brain injury risk in youth football"
11:45 a.m. Lunch*
1 p.m. Samuel Sathyanesan, Ph.D., Basic Biomedical Sciences, University of South Dakota
"Repurposing and re-engineering: Psychiatric applications of an old anemia drug"
1:30 p.m. Pablo Castillo, M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Presynaptic plasticity: Novel functions and mechanisms"
2:45 p.m. Break
3-5 p.m. Poster Session (presenters at posters) and poster awards
5:30 p.m. Reception and banquet dinner**

*Students who signed up to have lunch with an external speaker will find tables reserved for each group.
**There is no charge for dinner, but please make sure to pick up your banquet ticket at the registration desk.

Wednesday, August 16

8:30 a.m. Light breakfast
9 a.m. Amy Janes, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
"Cue-reactivity, craving and multi-modal neuroimaging of nicotine dependence"
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Brandon Gray, Clinical Psychology Graduate Student, University of South Dakota
"Evidence of the etiological role of peritraumatic dissociation in borderline personality disorder"
11 a.m. Kathleen Brown-Rice, Ph.D., Counseling and Psychology in Education, University of South Dakota
Gina Forster, Ph.D., Basic Biomedical Sciences, University of South Dakota
"Psychological and neural characteristics of adult children of alcoholic parents depend on current alcohol use"
11:30 a.m. Lunch and poster-viewing
12:45 p.m. Jeffrey Tasker, Ph.D., Tulane University
"Glucocorticoid desensitization of the noradregenic excitation of the HPA axis"
2 p.m. Brenna Bray, Basic Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student, University of South Dakota
"The ventral hippocampus: A gatekeeper of stress effects on motivation and drug withdrawal"
2:30 p.m. Concluding remarks and poster take-down