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CDAP > Faculty > Dr. Raymond Anton
Dr. Raymond Anton

Dr. Anton

Thurmond Wellness Endowed Chair
Distinguished University Professor   
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Center for Drug & Alcohol Programs
Director, Clinical Neurobiology Laboratory

To read more about Dr. Anton, visit the Charleston Post & Courier High Profile feature about him by clicking here.



Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ    B.A.     1972     Biosciences
Rutgers School of Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ    M.D.1976Medicine
Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CTInternship  1977Medicine
Yale New Haven Hospital & Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, CTResidency1980Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CTPostdoctoral   1980Psychiatry

Professional Experience

1980-1985Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1980-1988Staff Psychiatrist, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC
1984-1988Director, Psychopharmacology Research, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC
1985-1991Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1988-presentDirector, Clinical-Neurobiology Laboratories, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1991-presentProfessor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1993-2001Director, Alcohol Medication Studies, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1995-presentScientific Director for Clinical Research, Charleston Alcohol Research Center, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2001-presentDirector, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2002-presentDistinguished University Professor, MUSC, Charleston, SC

Awards and Honors

1991NIAAA Alcohol Psychosocial Research Review Committee (Member Clinical & Treatment Subcommittee; Chair, 1993-1994)
1992NIAAA Working Group on Methodology in Clinical Treatment Research Trials
1992NIAAA Task Force on Revision of the Treatment Assessment Manual
1996American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (elected member)
1997American Society of Addiction Medicine (diplomat)
1997Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry
1999Board of Directors, Research Society on Alcoholism
1999-2002Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
2000-presentMember, Board of reviewing Editors, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
2000-presentChairman, Steering Committee, COMBINE Study
2001Treasurer, Research Society on Alcoholism
2003American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (elected fellow)
2005Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees, Alcohol Beverage Medical Research Foundation
2007-2008President, Research Society on Alcoholism
2008Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
2009Diplomate, American Board of Addiction Medicine

Recent Publications

Schacht JP, Anton RF & Myrick H. Functional neuroimaging studies of alcohol cue reactivity: a quantitative meta-analysis and systematic review. Addiction Biology 18(1):121-133, 2013. PMCID: 3419322

Schacht JP, Anton RF, Randall PK, Li X, Henderson S & Myrick H. Effects of a GABA-ergic medication combination and initial alcohol withdrawal severity on cue-elicited brain activation among treatment-seeking alcoholics. Psychopharmacology 227(4):627-637, 2013. PMCID: 3664140

Schacht JP, Anton RF, Voronin KE, Randall PK, Li X, Henderson S & Myrick H. Interacting effects of naltrexone and OPRM1 and DAT1 variation on the neural response to alcohol cues. Neuropsychopharmacology 38(3):414-422, 2013. PMCID: 3547192

Weykamp C, Wielders JP, Helander A, Anton RF, Bianchi V, Jeppsson JO, Siebelder C, Whitfield JB & Schellenberg F. Toward standardization of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) measurements: III. Performance of native serum and serum spiked with disialotransferrin proves that harmonization of CDT assays is possible. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 51(5):991-996, 2013.

Zhang H, Herman AI, Kranzler HR, Anton RF, Zhao H, Zheng W & Gelernter J. Array-based profiling of DNA methylation changes associated with alcohol dependence. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research 37 Suppl 1:E108-115, 2013. PMCID: 3511647


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