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CDAP > Faculty > Dr. Hugh Myrick
Dr. Hugh Myrick

Dr. Myrick

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Medical Chief, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs
Director, Military Science Division
Director, Mental Health Service Line, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Center


Education

Clemson University, Clemson, SC  B.S.  1988  Microbiology 
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC M.D.1992Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SCInternship 1993Psychiatry
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SCResidency1996Psychiatry

Professional Experience

1995-1997 Addictions Fellowship, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1997-2004Assistant Professor and Staff Psychiatrist, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
1997-2005Director, Substance Abuse Treatment Center, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC
2002-presentMedical Director, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2004-presentAssociate Professor and Staff Psychiatrist, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2005-presentAssociate Director, Mental Health Service Line, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC
2006-presentDirector, Division of Public Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2006-2007Acting Director, Mental Health Service Line, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC
2007-2009

Director, Mental Health Service Line, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC

2008-2009Acting Residency Training Director, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC, Charleston, SC
2009-presentAssociate Chief of Staff, Mental Health Service Line, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC

Awards and Honors

1984-1988  Abney Scholar, Clemson University
1985-1988Alatex Scholarship, Clemson University
1986-1988Dean's List, Clemson University
1993Immunology Research Paper Award
1995Nominee, Golden Apple Award for Excellence in House Staff Teaching
1995-1996Recipient, NIDA Substance Abuse Fellowship
1996Wyeth-Ayerst Travel Award to American Psychiatric Meeting, New York, NY
1996Cleckley Psychiatric Research Paper Competition Award
1996The American Academy of Addictions Psychiatry Fellowship Award
1997Benjamin Riggs Award, best resident paper
1997Recipient, American Psychiatric Association’s Research Colloquium for Young Investigators Award
2002MUSC Health Sciences Foundation Developing Scholars Award
2005MUSC Circle of Excellence Award, Outstanding Faculty Lecturer, Junior Clerkship
2005Editorial Board, Journal of Dual Diagnostics
2007Network Executive Healthcare Leadership Institute, participant

Recent Publications

Prisciandaro JJ, Myrick H, Henderson S, McRae-Clark AL & Brady KT. Prospective associations between brain activation to cocaine and no-go cues and cocaine relapse. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 131(1-2):44-49, 2013. PMCID: 3703628

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 (Berl) 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

Verduin ML, LaRowe SD, Myrick H, Cannon-Bowers J & Bowers C. Computer simulation games as an adjunct for treatment in male veterans with alcohol use disorder. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 44(3):316-322, 2013.

 

  

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