Briefs for Brooks King-Casas
What makes the adolescent brain so susceptible to taking risks? Virginia Tech scientists are recruiting as many as 150 teenagers to help them find out.
Brooks King-Casas awarded grant for research into the neurobehavioral determinants of adolescent risk-taking
What makes the adolescent brain so susceptible to health risks? Virginia Tech scientists have received a $3.9-million grant over five years from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for research into the neurobehavioral determinants of risky behavior in adolescents.
Brooks King-Casas, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recognized as Scholar of the Week on the Virginia Tech research website on July 9. The Office of the Vice President for Research gives the honor to Virginia Tech faculty members who are doing outstanding work in their fields. The goal of the program is to recognize individuals while also telling people about research and scholarly activities at the university.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are investigating the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on returning veterans, and their work was featured in “PTSD: Private Battles," a special report by the Roanoke Times.