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Erickson Named to Purdue Honor

Dr. Carlton Erickson, the associate dean for research and graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, has been selected as a distinguished pharmacy alumnus at Purdue University.

Erickson was among four cited for the honor at an early April event held in West Lafayette, Indiana.  He joins a growing number of faculty members within the college to receive the recognition including Dr. James T. Doluisio (1984), Dr. Steven Leslie (1994), and Dr. James Kehrer (2004).

Erickson has studied the effects of alcohol on the brain for more than 45 years.  He annually addresses groups of health providers and the general public regarding the evidence for clinical dependence as a medical disease.  In addition, he provides his audiences with the latest neurobiological research on addictive disease.

He recently was appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Governors at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies.  The Hazelden Foundation in Center City, Minnesota recently merged with the Betty Ford Center, making the facility the largest addiction treatment center in the nation. 

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism.

He is the author of "The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment" that won a University of Texas Hamilton Book Award.  In addition, he is author of "Addiction Essentials: The Go-To Guide for Clinicians and Patients" and co-authored "Drugs, the Brain and Behavior."  He is a field editor and highlights editor of the scientific journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Within the college, Erickson serves as director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center and holds the academic title of Pfizer Centennial Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology.




Last Reviewed: April 21, 2014

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