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Director's Report to the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse - September, 2005



Grantee Honors

Dr. Thomas Babor, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine received the Jellinek Memorial Prize for "Social, Cultural and Policy Studies" on alcohol.

Dr. Andrew Barrett of McLean Hospital received the 2005 American Psychological Association Division 28, Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Dr. Marsha Bates of Rutgers University was elected President of Division 50 (Addictions) of the American Psychological Association. She took over as President at the APA convention in August 2005.

Dr. Ricky N. Bluthenthal received the following two awards: President's Award, RAND Corporation, 2004; Junior Scholar Award, Drinking and Drugs Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2004.

Dr. Richard Clayton, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Kentucky and Scientific Director in the University of Kentucky, Center for Prevention Research received a Presidential Award from the Society for Prevention Research at the annual meeting in Washington, DC, May 2005. The Presidential Award is given to those who have made a major lifetime contribution to prevention science research.

Dr. Cynthia Conklin of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center received the 2005 American Psychological Association Division 28, Young Psychopharmacologist Award.

Dr. Philip R. Costanzo, Professor, Department of Psychology: Social and Health Sciences at Duke University and Co-PI of the Duke/NIDA Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center, received the Duke University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award for 2005. The University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, established in 1981 by the Division of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, recognizes outstanding faculty members for their dedication and contributions to the learning arts and to their institutions.

Dr. Linda B. Cottler of Washington University received the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Washington University Postdoctoral Society in February 2005.

Dr. Ben Cravatt of the Scripps Research Institute was the recipient of the Young Investigator Award that was presented at the 2005 International Cannabinoid Research Society Meeting in Clearwater, FL. This is in recognition of his creativity and high quality of research.

Dr. Linda A. Dykstra of the University of North Caroliona at Chapel Hill received the 2005 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Mentorship Award.

Dr. Thomas E. Eissenberg of Virginia Commonwealth University received the 2005 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Joseph Cochin Young Investigator Award.

Dr. Phyllis Ellickson of RAND Corporation has been listed in the 2005 Who's Who in America.

Dr. Richard Houghten of the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies was the recipient of the 2005 "R. Bruce Merrifield Award". The American Peptide Society sponsors this award, which was presented at the 19th American Peptide symposium 2005 Biannual meeting, San Diego, CA. Dr. Richard Houghten is a NIDA grantee and the principal investigator on the contract that synthesizes peptides for NIDA's Drug Supply Program.

Dr. Conan Kornetsky of Boston University School of Medicine received the 2005 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Nathan B. Eddy Award.

Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek of The Rockefellar University received the 2005 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award.

Dr. John Lochman received the 2005 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award from the University of Alabama in recognition of his research program on understanding, treating and preventing aggression and violence in children and youth.

Dr. John Lochman was elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division of Clinical Psychology.

Dr. John E. Lochman, University of Alabama, was appointed as Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology (term 2006-2010).

Dr. Dennis McCarty (PI for the CTN Oregon/Hawaii Node) received a "Distinguished Faculty Award in Recognition of Outstanding Research" on May 18, 2005 at the Oregon Health and Science University Faculty Senate Awards Luncheon.

Dr. Nancy K. Mello of McLean Hospital received the 2005 American Psychological Association Division 28 Brady-Schuster Award.

Dr. Rosalie Pacula has been selected as Co-Director of the Drug Policy Research Center, RAND, Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Cheryl Perry of the University of Minnesota was recognized as one of the 100 Most-cited Researchers in Tobacco-related Research in 2005. Also, the Institute for Scientific Information recognized her as the Most Cited Researcher in Social Science for 1983-2002.

Dr. Angela Robertson, of the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University, was promoted to Associate Research Professor, effective July 1, 2005.

Dr. Melisa D. Rowland has been promoted from assistant to associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. James K. Rowlett of Harvard Medical School received the 2005 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Joseph Cochin Young Investigator Award.

Dr. Ian P. Stolerman of the Institute of Psychiatry Kings College London received the 2005 College on Problems of Drug Dependence Meritorious Service Award.

Dr. Shiela Strauss of NDRI was awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant in May 2005 to conduct a series of workshops and seminars in Israel regarding the institutional response to the hepatitis C virus (HCV) among drug users.

NIDA awarded 30 Women & Gender Junior Investigator Travel Awards for the annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), June 18-23, 2005, Orlando, FL. These $750 awards, which have been made annually beginning in 2000, are designed to promote entry of junior investigators into drug abuse research on women and sex/gender differences. To further promote research in this field, NIDA published a mini-program book, Focus on Women & Sex/Gender Differences, for the CPDD meeting. Excerpted from the CPPD program book, it contains only those program listings related to women and sex/gender differences. It also contains the CPDD abstracts on women and sex/gender differences, information about the Women & Gender Junior Investigator Travel Awardees, announcement of the travel award program for CPDD 2006, and information on current NIDA program announcements in this area.


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

In Memoriam



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