Waggoner Center for Alcohol & Addiction Research

Organization profile

Organization profile

Dramatic scientific advances over the past two decades have revolutionized our understanding of alcohol and drug abuse. Foremost among these developments is the clear understanding that alcohol and drug addictions are treatable diseases of the brain.

The Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research was created to research these neurological disorders. Established in 1999 as an organized research unit of the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, the Center was made possible by a generous gift from M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner and matching university funds.

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Bipolar Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
Ethanol Medicine & Life Sciences
Alcohols Medicine & Life Sciences
GABA-A Receptors Medicine & Life Sciences
Brain Medicine & Life Sciences
Anesthetics Medicine & Life Sciences
Protein Kinase C Medicine & Life Sciences
Aminobutyrates Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1972 2019

A corticotropin releasing factor network in the extended amygdala for anxiety

Pomrenze, M. B., Tovar-Diaz, J., Blasio, A., Maiya, R., Giovanetti, S. M., Lei, K., Morikawa, H., Woodward Hopf, F. & Messing, R. O., Feb 6 2019, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 39, 6, p. 1030-1043 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone
Amygdala
Septal Nuclei
Anxiety
Neurons

A naturalistic study of racial disparities in diagnoses at an outpatient behavioral health clinic

Gara, M. A., Minsky, S., Silverstein, S. M., Miskimen, T. & Strakowski, S., Feb 1 2019, In : Psychiatric Services. 70, 2, p. 130-134 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Outpatients
Schizophrenia
African Americans
Health
Psychotic Disorders

Capacity to provide informed consent among adults with bipolar disorder

Klein, C. C., Jolson, M. B., Lazarus, M., Masterson, B., Blom, T. J., Adler, C. M., DelBello, M. P. & Strakowski, S., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 242, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Informed Consent
Bipolar Disorder
Mental Competency
Research
Symptom Assessment