George Kenna conducts clinical as well as laboratory research on the causes of and treatments for alcohol dependence. He is particularly interested in how drugs work to reduce craving for alcohol. He is also interested in assessing and balancing the need for opioids for pain with that of addiction.
George A. Kenna is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. His interests include examining the mechanisms of action and use of medications such as aripiprazole, topiramate, ondansetron and sertraline for the treatment of alcohol dependence. Recent interest includes prescription opioid abuse and risk management. Previous work includes research on the prevalence of substance use and abuse by healthcare professionals.
GEORGE KENNA, PhD RPh
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