January 17 - Dr. Li 

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences   |  Grand Rounds Series

"A New Treatment for Smoking Cessation? Modulating Drive-reward and Executive Control Circuitry with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation"

Friday, Jan 17, 2019 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location Institute of Psychiatry-1st Floor Auditorium, 67 President Street Charleston, SC 29425

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences hosts bimonthly Grand Rounds that span the academic year.

Join us as we host Dr. Xingbao Li, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral sciences at MUSC.  This session will focus on:

1. Ways to quit smoking

2. Drive-Reward and executive control circuit in nicotine dependence

3. Single session of rTMS for smokers

4. Two week rTMS for smokers

5. One week rTMS for caner patients who smoke (on-going)

6. Conclusion and review of TMS for smoking

7. Future directions


The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1.0 Credit(s)™.  At the completion of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

1. Participants can be able to know the update on rTMS for smoking cessation.

2. They will understand the possible mechanism of rTMS for smoking cessation.

3. Future directions will be helpful for participants to perform their researches.


Unable to attend in person? Register for our live stream. Go to: https://musc.webex.com    

Session Number: 648 890 973

Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.




Xingbao Li, M.D., M.S.C.R., M.S. is an Assistant Professor at Department of Psychiatry and behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina. He has been working at MUSC since Oct 1999. He has published more than 50 peer review papers in neuropsychiatric researches (14 as the first author & the correspondence author). He has received research grants including NIH R21, SCTR, COBRE pilot, Psychiatry Chair. In May, 2019, he completed his Master of Science in Clinical Research. 


He completed his medical school at Jining Medical College, China (1982). He had serviced as a psychiatrist at Shandong Zhao Zhuang Mental Hospital from 1982 to 1987. In Sept 1987, Dr. Li moved to Chongqing Medical University (China) for his Master of Science in Psychiatry Research. After completing the three year program (1990), he moved to Shandong University (China), Medical School, Department of Psychiatry.  In the institute, he had serviced as Assistant Professor (1990-1996), Associate Professor (1997-2000). He was also the Chief Psychiatrist at Shandong Province Mental Health Center, Jinan, China. Before moving to U.S.A, he had two China Government grants and published 15 papers (one in English).  He is a pioneer in brain imaging research in psychiatric disorders in China.  In 1996, he had worked as an exchange scholar for 6 month at Ajou University, South Korea.