Scott Oakman

Ph.D. 1997

Thesis Title:

Functional Organization and Collateralization of Projections from the Pontomesencephalic Cholinergic Systems to Midbrain Dopaminergic Groups.

Current Position:

MD, Program Director of Hennepin-Regions Psychiatry Training Program, Hennepin County Medical Center and Regions Hospital;

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota.

Major Advisor(s):

Boyd Hartman

Selected Publications:

  • Oakman SA, Faris PL, Cozzari C, Hartman BK. Characterization of the extent of pontomesencephalic cholinergic neurons' projections to the thalamus: comparison with projections to midbrain dopaminergic groups. Neuroscience 1999;94(2):529-547. 
  • Faris PL, Kim SW, Meller WH, Goodale RL, Hofbauer RD, Oakman SA, Howard LA, Stevens ER, Eckert ED, Hartman BK.  Effect of ondansetron, a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, on the dynamic association between bulimic behaviors and pain thresholds. Pain 1998;77:297-303.
  • Faris PL, Kim SW, Meller WH, Goodale RL, Oakman SA, Hofbauer RD, Marshall AM, Daughters RS, Banerjee-Stevens D, Eckert ED, Hartman BK. Ondansetron treatment improves bulimic symptoms under randomized, double-blind conditions: Evidence for a vagal pathophysiology.  Lancet 1999;355:792-797.
  • Oakman SA, Faris PL, Kerr PE, Cozzari C, Hartman BK. Distribution of pontomesencephalic cholinergic neurons projecting to substantia nigra differs significantly from those projecting to ventral tegmental area. J Neurosci. 1995;15(9): 5859-5869.
Scott Oakman