|Wilkie A. Wilson, Ph.D.
Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University Medical Center
|Expertise||History; Pharmacology; Prescription Drugs; |
Dr. Wilkie A. Wilson is a Medical Research Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University Medical Center. He is the author of numerous scientific publications describing his research on learning and memory, brain neurotransmitters, and the effects of alcohol and drugs on central nervous system functions. He is an editor of the third edition of Jasper's Basic Mechanisms of the Epilepsies. Together with Dr. H. Scott Schwartzwelder and others he is a co-author of Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs From Alcohol to Ecstasy, a book aimed at providing accurate information about drugs to a general reading audience. In addition to his research Dr. Wilson works actively with the public and the media to promote effective drug education. He believes that the best approach to reducing the harm from drugs is for people to understand how their brains function, and what role drugs play in altering that function.Dr. Wilson has lectured at universities and conferences worldwide, and is a regular speaker at civic clubs and community forums. He teaches at Duke University, supervising medical students and residents in the neurosciences, and conducts his research at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He also holds the highly competitive position of Senior Research Career Scientist in the Veterans Administration.
(2002) Just Say Know: Talking with kids about alcohol and drugs, W.W. Norton(2000). Pumped: Straight Facts for Athletes About Drugs, Supplements, and Training. W. W. Norton.(1998). Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs From Alcohol to Ecstasy. W.W. Norton.
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