A true number of clinical tests have established a link between serotonin and mood. However, until now, the relationship between the serotonin system and atherosclerosis had remained unstudied.. A less active mind serotonin system is associated with early hardening of the arteries A less active human brain serotonin system is connected with early hardening of the arteries, according to a report presented by University of Pittsburgh researchers at the 64th Annual Scientific Conference of the American Psychosomatic Society in Denver.Sykora’s function has inspired medicine synchronization programs such as NCPA’s Simplify My Meds. Exceptional Adherence Educator Award: Jan Kavookjian Jan Kavookjian, PhD, MBA, an associate professor at Auburn University’s Harrison College of Pharmacy, found the Outstanding Adherence Educator Award. This award is given to educators who place a concentrate on medication adherence in curricula. NCPA praised Dr. Kavookjian’s attempts to instruct students using equipment like role-playing in the classroom, where college students are put into the shoes of sufferers who have a problem with adherence.