Marlene Oscar Berman, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

PhD, University of Connecticut
MA, Bryn Mawr College



My expertise covers the neuropsychological deficits and intact skills of a variety of neurological populations, including alcoholics with and without clinical signs of Korsakoff’s syndrome (severe amnesia for events occurring since the onset of extensive brain damage). I am familiar with many experimental paradigms that are employed to detect subtle differences in the behavior of alcoholics compared to that of healthy nonalcoholic controls and neurological patients who have incurred brain damage from other than alcohol-related etiologies. I can evaluate behavioral data as well as conceptual findings from structural and functional brain imaging studies.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences


Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Neurology


Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Psychiatry



2016-2016 NIH National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Jack H. Mendelson, M.D., Award
2012-2012 International Neuropsychological Society: Distinguished Career Award
2011-2011 Research Society on Alcoholism: Henri Begleiter Excellence in Research Award
2007-2007 Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society: Tribute for Lifetime Achievement
2007-2015 NIH National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award
2004-2004 Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society: Honorary Emeritus Member
2001-2015 US department of Veterans Affairs: Research Career Scientist Award
1995-2005 NIH National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: MERIT Award
1991-1991 Fulbright Foundation: Senior Scholar Award
1980-1981 Society of Sigma Xi: National Lectureship


Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism
05/15/2016 - 04/30/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
5R01AA007112-28

Personnel agreement for research services of Danielle Miller
04/01/2015 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement For Research Services of Arkadiy Maksimovskiy
11/01/2012 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Rose Razzino
06/01/2013 - 09/14/2015 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism
05/01/2010 - 07/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
5R01AA007112-26

Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism
08/05/2007 - 07/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
5K05AA000219-15

Personnel agreement for research services of Kayle Sawyer
11/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel agreement for research services of Susan Ruiz
11/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel agreement for research services of Maaria Kemppainen
11/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel agreement services for Steven Lehar
11/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism 5R01AA007112-28 61
2016 Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism 2R01AA007112-27A1 61
2014 Alcoholism and Brain Functions 5I01CX000326-04
2013 Alcoholism and Brain Functions 5I01CX000326-03
2013 Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism 5R01AA007112-26 61
2012 Alcoholism and Brain Functions 5I01CX000326-02
2012 Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism 5R01AA007112-25 61
2011 Alcoholism and Brain Functions 1I01CX000326-01
2011 Alcoholism and Brain Functions 1I01CX000326-01
2011 Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism 5K05AA000219-15 43
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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Vitali M, Napolitano C, Berman MO, Minuto SF, Battagliese G, Attilia ML, Braverman ER, Romeo M, Blum K, Ceccanti M. Neurophysiological Measures and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Hypothesizing Links between Clinical Severity Index and Molecular Neurobiological Patterns. J Addict Res Ther. 2016 Apr; 5(2). PMID: 28090374; DOI: 10.4172/2155-6105.1000181;.
  2. Oscar-Berman M, Urban TA, Holmes AJ. Oxford Handbook of Substance Use Disorders. K. Sher (Ed.). Effects of alcoholism on neurological function and disease in adulthood. Oxford. New York. 2016; 2:355-272.
  3. McLaughlin T, Blum K, Oscar-Berman M, Febo M, Agan G, Fratantonio JL, Simpatico T, Gold MS. Putative dopamine agonist (KB220Z) attenuates lucid nightmares in PTSD patients: role of enhanced brain reward functional connectivity and homeostasis redeeming joy. J Behav Addict. 2015 Jun; 4(2):106-15. PMID: 26132915; PMCID: PMC4500891; DOI: 10.1556/2006.4.2015.008;.
  4. Blum K, Thanos PK, Badgaiyan RD, Febo M, Oscar-Berman M, Fratantonio J, Demotrovics Z, Gold MS. Neurogenetics and gene therapy for reward deficiency syndrome: are we going to the Promised Land? Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2015 Jul; 15(7):973-85. PMID: 25974314; DOI: 10.1517/14712598.2015.1045871;.
  5. Sawyer KS, Poey A, Ruiz SM, Marinkovic K, Oscar-Berman M. Measures of skin conductance and heart rate in alcoholic men and women during memory performance. PeerJ. 2015; 3:e941. PMID: 26020002; PMCID: PMC4435500; DOI: 10.7717/peerj.941;.
  6. Knapp CM, Ciraulo DA, Sarid-Segal O, Richardson MA, Devine E, Streeter CC, Oscar-Berman M, Surprise C, Colaneri L, Putnam M, Waters M, Richambault C. Zonisamide, topiramate, and levetiracetam: efficacy and neuropsychological effects in alcohol use disorders. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2015 Feb; 35(1):34-42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25427171; PMCID: PMC4276485; DOI: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000246;.
  7. Blum K, Thanos PK, Oscar-Berman M, Febo F, Baron D, Badagaiyan RD, Gardner E, Demetrovicks Z, Fahike C, Haberstick BC, Dushaj K, Gold MS . Dopamine in the brain: Hypothesizing surfeit or deficit links to reward and addiction. Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome. 2015; 1(3):87-96. View Publication
  8. Ruiz SM, Oscar-Berman M. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives. Volume 2. Gender and alcohol abuse: History and sociology. SAGE Publications. Los Angeles. 2015; 2:586-591.
  9. Schoenthaler SJ, Blum K, Braverman ER, Giordano J, Thompson B, Oscar-Berman M, Badgaiyan RD, Madigan MA, Dushaj K, Li M, Demotrovics Z, Waite RL, Gold MS. NIDA-Drug Addiction Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS) Relapse as a Function of Spirituality/Religiosity. J Reward Defic Syndr. 2015; 1(1):36-45. PMID: 26052556.
  10. McLaughlin T, Blum K, Oscar-Berman M, Febo M, Demetrovics Z, Agan G, Fratantonio J, Gold MS. Using the Neuroadaptagen KB200z™ to Ameliorate Terrifying, Lucid Nightmares in RDS Patients: the Role of Enhanced, Brain-Reward, Functional Connectivity and Dopaminergic Homeostasis. J Reward Defic Syndr. 2015; 1(1):24-35. PMID: 26065033.
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Alcoholism
Brain and Behavior
Comparative Neuropsychology
Neuroimaging

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