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Reducing Health Disparities: Trauma, Alcohol Use, and the Adolescent Brain
January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Dr. Kate Nooner will present “Reducing Health Disparities: Trauma, Alcohol Use, and the Adolescent Brain.” Dr. Nooner is a Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Psychology at UNC Wilmington. Her research examines resilience following childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Her talk will involve new research from the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA) on the effects of alcohol and related substance use on adolescent brain development. Dr. Nooner will present NCANDA findings on trauma, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and sex differences. She will share her NIH-NIAAA-funded electroencephalography research that aims to identify biomarkers of binge drinking in maltreated youth. Dr. Nooner looks forward to sharing her overall research program focused on reducing health disparities and targeting developmental processes that foster lifelong health following trauma.