Alcohol Use and Dementia

A Brain Health Academy Seminar:

November 15, 2023   

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Dr. Leon Coleman
Leon Coleman Jr., MD, PhD,  Dr. Coleman received his BS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia Engineering School, where he studied platelet biochemistry in the laboratory of Adrian Gear. He completed the MD/PhD program at UNC Chapel Hill where he studied the persistent effects of early postnatal and adolescent alcohol exposure on the adult brain with Fulton Crews. After medical school he completed 2 years of General Surgery Residency before returning to the lab as a Research Associate where he studied immune mechanisms underlying alcohol abuse and severe burn injury. Dr. Coleman began his lab at UNC in 2020 in the Department of Pharmacology, where the overriding goal of the lab’s work is to identify novel treatments for immune related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, addiction, cancer and trauma.  


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