Apr 28, 2017 9:33:32 AM

Dr. Colleen Hanlon, Theta Burst and Fast Train Coming

One would expect that Dr. Mark George would surround himself with the pick of the litter of people in the neuroscience field who would love to work with him and be involved in research at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Colleen Hanlon was clearly the pick of the litter. She is exceptionably bright, hardworking and has an easy grasp of neuroscience and the implications for its use in various disorders. Her knowledge of the field of brain stimulation is encyclopedic, like Dr. George. She is an excellent teacher, is very patient and has a nice way of making difficult subject matter simple, despite getting her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Duke University, instead of attending a great institution six miles away. She did redeem herself by marrying a UNC (2017 basketball national champions) neurologist. Like Dr. George, Dr. Hanlon is a consummate researcher and her primary area of interest these days is in addiction, specifically with alcoholism. As there has been no significant improvement in the efficacy and treatment of alcoholism in the last 50 years, the potential of neuromodulation impacting this large, disruptive and often crippling condition is fascinating and I was encouraged to hear of her recent research.

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