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NextGen Discovery Series - July 14, 2022

The NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series provides learning opportunities for UM System faculty and staff across disciplines, the statewide community and our other partners to learn about the scope of precision health research and identify potential collaborative opportunities. The series consists of monthly lectures geared toward a broad multidisciplinary audience so all can participate and appreciate the spectrum of precision health efforts. 

Information about the upcoming talk, including continuing education, is available below.

For questions about this event or any others in the Discovery Series, please reach out to Veronica Lemme at

Studying Alcohol and Cannabis Use in Daily Life

Speaker: Denis McCarthy, PhD, Professor, Psychological Sciences

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022, 12-1 p.m.


This presentation will provide an overview of the Missouri Center for Addiction Research and Engagement (MO-CARE), including alcohol and addiction research, training, and outreach activities throughout the University of Missouri system.

Dr. McCarthy will present findings from his ongoing work using mobile technology to examine how the acute effects of alcohol and cannabis impair judgment and decision making and increase risk for significant negative consequences from use.


About the Speaker McCarthy Headshot

Dr. Denis M. McCarthy is the Frederick A. Middlebush Professor of Psychology and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri. He received his BA in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky, and his Clinical Internship and Post-doctoral work at the University of California San Diego. He has been a professor at the University of Missouri since 2002. His research has focused on identifying predictors of alcohol-related negative consequences, with a particular emphasis on risk for driving while impaired by alcohol or cannabis. His work has been consistently funded by NIH/NIAAA since 2002. He is the Director of MU’s Addiction Training group, funded by NIAAA training grants (T32 and R25) that supports 18 undergraduate, pre- and post-doctoral training per year.  He is also the Director of the Missouri Center for Addiction Research and Engagement at the University of Missouri, which provides support to addiction-related research and training activities across the University of Missouri system.


Continuing Professional Education Credit


Up to 1.0 contact hour will be awarded to all participants who view the live sessions in their entirety and complete the evaluation form.

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest Multistate Division Provider Number MO1022-6


The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Financial Relationship Disclosure: Current ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) and Midwest Multistate Division, ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation) rules state that participants in CE activities should be made aware of any relevant affiliation or financial interest in the previous 24 months that may affect the planning of an educational activity or a speaker’s presentation(s). Each planning committee member and speaker has been requested to complete a conflict of interest statement for the NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series.  No planning committee member or speaker has a relevant financial interest.