Addiction medicine expert to give two presentations

Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., an international expert in addiction medicine, will give two presentations at Penn State College of Medicine on Dec. 18. 

Brewer will present "The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Cupcakes to Smartphones, the Mechanisms Underlying How Mindfulness Helps Change Unhealthy Habits" from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Lecture Room D at the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. He will also present "The Craving Mind: Why We Get Hooked, and How Mindfulness Helps Us Break Free From Addictive Habits" from noon to 1 p.m. in C3860 at the Penn State Addiction Center for Translation Topics in Addiction Seminar. 
 
Brewer's presentations are relevant to those of any background interested in addiction and its widespread influences on research, medicine, prevention, treatment, education, policy and community. 

He is director of research and innovation, Mindfulness Center at Brown University School of Medicine.  Learn more about Brewer here. A TED Talk by Brewer can be viewed here.