NIH Grant Funds Study on Youth Substance Abuse


MSI PI Professor Monica Luciana and her colleague Regents Professor William Iacono, both in the Department of Psychology, will be part of a study funded by the National Institutes of Health to investigate the effects of substance abuse on the developing adolescent brain. This longitudinal study will follow approximately 10,000 children, beginning at ages 9 and 10. The U is one of 11 sites in this study.

Professor Luciana uses MSI resources for her group’s ongoing research into the effects of substance abuse on network connectivity in the brain. An article about this grant appears on the College of Liberal Arts website.