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OSU Research on Tap

Connecting the community.
With a different researcher each month from the sciences, arts and humanities Research on Tap is an opportunity to have a conversation regarding their work and the impact it has on you and your community.
We hope you will join us the third Monday of each month to enjoy some of Stillwater’s own local brew while chatting about some of the interesting research happening here on the OSU campus. The event begins with approximately 20 minutes of conversation between the Vice President of Research and the researcher, followed by questions and answer session with the audience.
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October 16, 2023

Kyle Simmons, OSU Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology & Director of the OSU Biomedical Imaging Center

Brain Photography and Addiction: Can A Diabetes Drug Treat Alcohol Use Disorder?

It seems that every day brings a new story about the hugely popular diabetes and weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy. Both of these medications are just different forms of a molecule called semaglutide, which mimics a gut peptide that our bodies make naturally after we eat. We know semaglutide helps people lose interest in food, but what if it were just as effective at reducing interest in alcohol?

And what about other drugs? And could there be a darker side to these benefits? Join Dr. Kyle Simmons and OSU Vice President Kenneth Sewell for an interview and audience Q&A to talk about a novel pharmaco-imaging clinical trial happening at OSU examining whether semaglutide might provide a transformational new
treatment for patients struggling with addiction.

More Information on the Research on Tap Series...


Upcoming Schedule:

Date Guest Expert Topic
October 16, 2023 Kyle Simmons Brain Photography and Addiction: Can A Diabetes Drug Treat Alcohol Use Disorder?
November 27, 2023 Jessica Teckemeyer Using 3D Scanning and Manufacturing Technologies in Artistic Sculptures
December 18, 2023 Brett Carver Wheat Breeding is an Olympic Sport


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Would you like to be considered for a guest spot in an upcoming Research on Tap session, or would you like to suggest a colleague? Please complete the online recommendation form. We plan our Research on Tap guest schedule several months in advance, so submit early for consideration.

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