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Co-inventor of nicotine patch to visit UB, discuss smoking treatments

By Cathy Wilde

Release Date: September 4, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Jed E. Rose, PhD, renowned smoking researcher and co-inventor of the nicotine patch, will visit the University at Buffalo on Sept. 11 to discuss new methods for smoking cessation.

Rose will speak at a noon seminar at the Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) on “Kicking Butts: Novel Approaches to Smoking Cessation Treatment.” The seminar is free and open to the public. The CTRC is located at 875 Ellicott St. on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

While a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA in the 1980s, Rose collaborated with Murray Jarvik, MD, PhD, to develop the transdermal nicotine patch. The patch delivers nicotine into the bloodstream through the skin to lower nicotine craving and thus help people quit smoking.

Rose is now director of the Center for Smoking Cessation and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. His primary research areas include understanding the biological mechanisms underlying tobacco addiction and promoting the development of more effective anti-addiction treatments.

In addition to his talk, Rose will spend the day meeting with faculty and postdoctoral associates in the UB Department of Psychology, School of Public Health and Health Professions, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Research Institute on Addictions.

Rose’s visit is co-sponsored by the UB departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Ophthalmology, the Research Institute on Addictions and the Buffalo Translational Consortium.

For more information, contact Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, of the Department of Ophthalmology, at fliesler@buffalo.edu.

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