Endocannabinoids in the Circulation and Psychopathology

Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD


Certificate of participation available upon completion.

You Will Learn About

  • The role of endocannabinoid signaling in stress dampening and recovery
  • Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome

This course by Dr. Hillard examines the basic science and human research studies looking at patients with psychopathologies and the impact of dysregulated endocannabinoid signaling. What role does endocannabinoid signaling play in stress dampening and recovery, and what is Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome? These and other topics will be explored through a look at specific psychopathologies such as anxiety, depression and PTSD.

Purchase of this medical cannabis education course grants one learner one year’s access to lessons and quizzes (access expires 365 days from date of course activation).

Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD

hillardMedical College of Wisconsin

Professor Hillard is Director of the Neuroscience Research Center and Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has won numerous awards, including the Mechoulam Award from the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) in 2011, and the Dr. Kit Allen Women’s Health Research Award in 2006. She currently serves in a leadership role as Executive Director of the ICRS, a position she has held since 2010. Her research interests revolve around the pharmacology and biochemistry of endocannabinoids, focusing on the roles of endocannabinoid signaling in brain function. Of particular interest is understanding the roles endocannabinoids play in regulating stress responsivity, studying specifically gender differences in stress responding. Her research has been continually funded by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and she has published over 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts throughout her distinguished career.