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Fairfield County "What's New With You?" Professional Breakfast Series

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May 9, 2019

Presentation: Marijuana: Effects, Medical Uses and the Impact of Use on the Brain

Speaker: Dr. Stephen L. Dewey, Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, Director of Research Education at Seafield Center

Dr. Dewey’s presentation will explore the latest research on marijuana, including the scope of marijuana use in the U.S., health consequences, and its medical uses from pain management to opioid replacement treatments. His presentation will highlight PET scan studies that will show just what marijuana does to brain function, structure, and development from adolescence to adulthood.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Stephen L. Dewey received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Neurology Department at Stony Brook University. During his tenure at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Dr. Dewey conducted research on the effects of addictive drugs on the human brain. These studies led to the development of an effective treatment for addiction – currently in clinical trials. In 2009, Dr. Dewey moved his research efforts to the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health. In 2017, Dr. Dewey left the Feinstein Institute and moved to the Department of Psychiatry at the New York University, School of Medicine. Dr. Dewey started an outreach program in 1994 bringing his research findings to school districts throughout Long Island and the tri-state area. His informative message has reached hundreds of thousands of school-age children, parents, teachers, administrators, and counselors. “Dr. Dewey’s message is science-based, objective, and delivered with a sense of urgency, compassion and caring that commands attention,” stated former LICADD Executive Director, Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds. Recently, Dr. Dewey accepted an appointment to the Suffolk County Board of Health where he hopes to continue his education efforts in the fight against drug abuse. Additionally, in 2015 he was appointed Director of Research Education at Seafield Center. Dr. Dewey’s research has been featured on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, FOX News, News 12 Long Island, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsday. Dr. Dewey is the recipient of many honors and awards. These include the Department of Energy’s Distinguished Research and Development award and its ER100 award, The Brookhaven Award for Distinguished Effort in Community Service, Man of the Year in Science, Man of the Year in Education, the Officer John Jantzen Memorial Award for Prevention, Caron’s Community Service award and its Research award….twice! In addition, Dr. Dewey recently received LICADD’s Community Champion award.

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