el faro

Volume 5, Issue 1May 2012

El Faro Staff

Felisa Gonzalez, Ph.D., Co-Editor
Meghan (Garvey) Lally, M.A., Co-Editor
Nicole (Nicky) M. Cano, MPH, Newsletter Coordinator

This Month's Contributors

Judith Arroyo, PhD

Felipe González Castro, PhD

F. Javier Cevallos, PhD

Catherine Denkler

Colleen Farrelly

Ana Hoffenberg, MD, MSPH

Juan Rodriguez

Melissa Torres, MSW

Oscar Torres

Arturo Zavala, PhD

National Steering Committee

Patricia Molina, M.D., Ph.D., NHSN Chair

Hilda Pantin, Ph.D., NHSN Executive Director

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D.

Margarita Alegría, Ph.D.

James Anthony, Ph.D.

C. Hendricks Brown, Ph.D.

Richard De La Garza, II, Ph.D.

Diana Martínez, M.D.

Maria Elena Medina-Mora, Ph.D.

Guillermo Prado, Ph.D.

José Szapocznik, Ph.D.

Yonette Thomas, Ph.D.

Avelardo Valdez, Ph.D.

Volume 5, Issue 1

Understanding the Consequences of Early Exposure to Methylphenidate on Adult Cocaine Reward Behavior

by Dr. Arturo Zavala

"The consequences of early and extended use of psychostimulants as treatment for ADHD are not well understood and there is growing concern that such exposure may increase the potential to abuse drugs. Preclinical studies with rats, for instance, demonstrate that early exposure to psychostimulants alters the rewarding value of various drugs of abuse when these animals are tested as adults." (View Full Article)


Members in the Spotlight

Career Diva: Ten Fatal Flaws of NIH Grant Submissions (and how to avoid them), By Drs. Steffanie Strathdee and Thomas Patterson


Note from the Editor, by Oscar Torres
Welcome Message from the Editor of El Faro: La Voz de la Red, by Oscar Torres

In this issue, we will present a number of articles that will express trials and tribulation in the path to success in academia. (View Full Article)


New Member Interviews

Check out our interview with one of our new members, F. Javier Cevallos, Catherine Denkler, Colleen Farrelly, Ana Hoffenberg, Juan Rodriguez, and Melissa Torres. (View Full Article)


Nuestra Voz - First Person Column
Paying it Forward - A Way of Life, by Dr. Judith Arroyo

"I now realize that those of us who have many family, social and economic concerns, and like me take the circuitous path to an academic career, often need more guidance, support and consideration than mainstream, 'traditional' students may need." (View Full Article)


Career Diva by Felipe González Castro, Ph.D.
"Migrant Academic Worker"

Dr. Felipe Gonzalez Castro gives some advice and valuable insight on the path toward academic success that involves migrating as a scholar. (View Full Article)


Letters of the Day
This section contains a list of recommended scientific and news related websites, online journals, blogs, and search engines that may be useful to our membership.

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