Omaha Science Cafe - "Are You Ready for the (2nd) Psychedelic Revolution? Psychedelics in Medicine"

On December 5 at 7pm, Lou A. Lukas, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Medicine at UNMC, will present "Are You Ready for the (2nd) Psychedelic Revolution? Psychedelics in Medicine."

Dr. Lou Lukas spearheads a groundbreaking study using psilocybin, the active component in "magic mushrooms," to alleviate distress in pancreas cancer patients. She's a distinguished alumna of the UNMC College of Medicine, Lehigh Valley Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program, and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan. She currently serves as the chief of palliative medicine and at the Omaha VA Medical Center and associate professor of palliative medicine and neurological sciences at UNMC. Dr. Lukas began her venture into psychedelic research over a decade ago as a volunteer at Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research. Now, she's shaping Omaha's research landscape by forging a trail toward the therapeutic use of psychedelics in health care.

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Slowdown
729 N 14th St., Omaha, NE

Event Type

Outreach

Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, Public

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Cost

free

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