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Director's Report to the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse - February, 2006



Grantee Honors

Dr. Nicholas S. Ialongo was recently named Professor in the Department of Mental Hygiene at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Ialongo is the PI of a NIDA-funded research study titled "Development and Malleability from Childhood to Early Adulthood" which was recently recognized with a MERIT Award from NIDA's Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research.

Dr. Sheppard Kellam, American Institutes for Research, was invited to speak at the Helping America's Youth Conference, in October 2005, hosted by First Lady, Laura Bush. The conference focused on best practices for reducing risky behaviors in youth, and promoting successful youth development. Dr. Kellam presented on the Good Behavior Game, a program for first graders, which has demonstrated evidence for reducing risk for substance use and increasing school success.

Dr. J. David Hawkins, University of Washington, was invited to speak at the Helping America's Youth Conference, in October 2005, hosted by First Lady, Laura Bush. The conference focused on best practices for reducing risky behaviors in youth, and promoting successful youth development. Dr. Hawkins presented on principles of successful programs.

Dr. Gene Brody, University of Georgia, Athens, was invited to attend the Helping America's Youth Conference, in October 2005, hosted by First Lady, Laura Bush. The conference focused on best practices for reducing risky behaviors in youth, and promoting successful youth development.

Dr. Mark Greenberg, Pennsylvania State University, was invited to attend the Helping America's Youth Conference, in October 2005, hosted by First Lady, Laura Bush. The conference focused on best practices for reducing risky behaviors in youth, and promoting successful youth development.

Dr. John Reid, Oregon Social Learning Center, was invited to attend the Helping America's Youth Conference, in October 2005, hosted by First Lady, Laura Bush. The conference focused on best practices for reducing risky behaviors in youth, and promoting successful youth development.

Dr. Richard Spoth, Iowa State University, was invited to attend the Helping America's Youth Conference, in October 2005, hosted by First Lady, Laura Bush. The conference focused on best practices for reducing risky behaviors in youth, and promoting successful youth development.

Dr. Linda Dwoskin was named University Research Professor at the University of Kentucky for 2005-2006.

Dr. Julia H. Arnsten was promoted to Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.

Dr. James McKay was promoted to full professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kathleen Brady, PI of the Southern Consortium Node, was recently appointed as the Director of the Medical University of South Carolina's General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) and Associate Dean for Clinical Research.

Dr. Sohee Park has been promoted to full professor at Vanderbilt University.

Virtual Reality Medical Center (PI's Drs. Brenda and Mark Wiederhold) won one year of commercialization support from the National Institutes of Health Commercialization Assistance Program (NIH-CAP), beginning September 2005.


Index

Research Findings

Program Activities

Extramural Policy and Review Activities

Congressional Affairs

International Activities

Meetings and Conferences

Media and Education Activities

Planned Meetings

Publications

Staff Highlights

Grantee Honors



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