Helen Kamens Promoted

Dr. Helen Kamens will be promoted to Associate Professor with tenure beginning July 1, 2020.

National Cancer Institute Grant Awarded

Dr. Kamens was the recipient of a National Cancer Institute R21 Grant. The project entitled, “The moderating role of smoking exposure in the relationship between the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene cluster and nicotine dependence.” With this funding, will use human genetics to examine the role of acetylcholine receptors in nicotine dependence. This work will be completed with Drs. Lisa Dierker and Jenn Rose at Wesleyan University.