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Name: Dr. James R. Fadel
Email: jim.fadel@uscmed.sc.edu
Phone: 803-216-3505
Campus: Columbia
College: Medicine
Department: Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
Building: Basic Science Bldg Rm D-11
Position: Professor
Research Interests: Neuroscience: Anxiety, Depression, & Stress Disorders; neurochemistry of stress responses; aging; age-related neurodegenerative conditions; cognitive and homeostatic function; importance of brain regions and neuropeptides for arousal and homeostasis; neural underpinnings of stress and anxiety; how brain regions and neuropeptides important for arousal and homeostasis (such as the hypothalamic orexin/hypocretin system) regulate the activity of the basal forebrain cholinergic system, which is classically associated with age-related cognitive decline; The amygdala fear circuit; Complications of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders; Homeostatic changes in aging; Prefrontal cortex and cognition; Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse; Biomarkers of anxiety and alcohol consumption
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