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Release Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 3:37 PM
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Howard University Remembers Scientific Impact of Dr. Harry L. June
Dr. Harry L. June, Sr.

WASHINGTON (Aug. 22, 2014) –The College of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will host a posthumous tribute to the late Dr. Harry L. June, Sr., alumnus and professor in the department and director of substance abuse research in the College of Medicine. The tribute will be held Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in The Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, fourth floor, from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. To RSVP, email Space is limited

A revered neuropsychopharmacologist, Dr. June joined the Howard faculty in 2011. Dr. June’s extensive research into the neuroscience of alcohol led to studies and findings on medical treatments for alcoholism, the prevention of binge drinking and treatment of alcohol-induced depression. His work improved the understanding of the role alcohol plays in health disparities in minority communities.

The program will feature a keynote address by Dr. Phil Skolnick, director of the Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse at the National Institute of Health (NIH).  Other guest speakers who will reflect on Dr. June’s scientific impact include:

  Dr. George Koob
Director of the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism
National Institute of Health

Dr. Anthony Lehman
Professor of Psychiatry, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
University of Maryland

Dr. Laure Aurelian
Senior Advisor for Faculty Development
Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Adam Puche
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of Maryland

Dr. Marjorie Gondre`-Lewis
Associate Professor, Laboratory for Neurodevelopment
Department of Anatomy
Howard University College of Medicine


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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