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Dr. Michael J. Kuhar

General Interests

Dr Kuharís general interests include how the brain works and what
goes wrong in neuropsychiatric disease. He studies many species
including man, choosing the best way to answer the question at
hand. Behavior, anatomy of brain structures, and the chemistry
of the brain are studied. A focus of his research has been drug
addiction, particularly the effects of cocaine and amphetamines. New
strategies for the development of medications for drug addicts
has also been a theme over many years.

In a recent survey, it was found that Dr Kuhar has more literature
citations than any other scientist at Emory University (click
here for CV). He is often asked to be an expert witness in patent and medical malpractice court cases.



Dr Kuhar's most recent book is:
The Art and Ethics of Being a Good Colleague
(2013, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform,
North Charleston, SC)

We interact with coworkers all the time. Yet we have few guidelines on
how to do this, or on what to expect in our relationships. The book's
premise is that we need to be supportive and fair to our colleagues in
both good and bad times. This approach provides a much higher quality
of work life
for us all.

This book is empowering. This book approaches relationships with
coworkers and superiors from the point of view of ethics, related skills,
and what's good for us all. It's a powerful guide on treating others well
and being treated fairly in return.

Finally, the message of this book transcends the workplace and can
inspire improved relationships with intimates, family, and friends.
It has been recognized by many endorsements, including one from the
His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama.


Dr. Kuhar has also published a book (available December, 2011) titled:
The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol and Nicotine.
(FT Press, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey)

It is written for intelligent laymen who are interested in drugs and
the brain. It explains what has been learned about the brain, what drugs
do to it, and how we can get better and stay away from drugs. It is
comprehensive, including parts about brain research and how the brain is
a co-conspirator in creating addiction. It describes personality factors
that make us vulnerable to drugs, and what we can do about it. It is
up-to-date, including many recent discoveries, brain images, and ideas
(click here for reviews).

Michael J Kuhar, Ph.D.
Candler Professor of Neuropharmacology
School of Medicine, Emory University
Georgia Research Alliance Scholar
Senior Faculty Fellow, Center for Ethics of Emory
Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University
954 Gatewood Rd NE
Atlanta GA 30322
Office: (404) 727-3274
Cell: (404) 788-5925
Email: mkuhar@emory.edu
Website: www.emory.edu/neuroscience/Kuhar

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