JAMES BIDDISON                  

Research Assistant

Phone:  301-770-8458

Email:  Biddison@hebrew-home.org


      Jamie joined the Research Institute on Aging in November of 2000.  He is currently coordinating the Hurwitz Lecture Series.  These educational lectures bring in speakers from around the country to inform caregivers and professionals in the DC area of current research effecting the elderly population.  The Hurwitz lectures are free and open to professionals in the field of aging.  If you have any questions or are interested in attending an upcoming lecture, please contact me (via phone or email).  Please see the events page of this website for details about past and upcoming lectures.          

        Additionally, Jamie is currently assisting with a study entitled, "Treatment Routes for Exploring Agitation" focusing on individualized non-pharmacological interventions for demented elderly people who manifest agitated behaviors.

        Jamie spent the two previous years before joining the Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health on a research fellowship studying alcoholism.  Below is a list of his publications:     


Hypothalamic function in response to 2-deoxy-d-glucose in long-term abstinent alcoholics. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 2001; 25(5): 781-786.

Long-term abstinent alcoholics have a blunted glucose response to 2-deoxy-d-glucose. Alcohol and Alcoholism 2002 


B.A. Chemistry, Wake Forest University, 1998


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