National Institute on Drug Abuse
Director's Report to the National Advisory Council on Drug
Dr. Rao Rapaka, Chief of the Basic Neurobiology and Biological Systems
Research Branch, DBR, was named as the 1997 recipient of the J. Michael
Morrison Award, given by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. The
Morrison award is given every other year for outstanding contributions in
the area of scientific administration related to research on drugs of abuse.
An inscribed plaque will be presented to Dr. Rapaka at the opening plenary
session of the Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be on the morning of
June 15, 1997.
Dr. Alexis C. Thompson, IRP, received the 1997 Fellow's Award for Research
Greg Agoston, IRP, received a travel award from the College on Problems
of Drug Dependence to attend the 1997 Annual Meeting.
On April 7, 1997, Ms. Helen Rudd joined NIDA as Secretary to the Chief,
Public Information Branch, Office of Science Policy and Communications.
Ms. Rudd was formerly with the NIH Clinical Center.
Ms. Janice Walden, formerly with the Walter Reed Army Medical Center,
joined NIDA as chief of its Executive Secretariat on April 13, 1997.
On April 14, 1997, Ms. Robin Young joined the Office of Science Policy
and Communications as Secretary to the Director. Ms. Young was formerly
with the Defense Information Systems Agency.
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