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Hearing before the House Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations - "Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Request"

Glen R. Hanson, Ph.D., D.D.S.
Acting Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services

April 8, 2003

 

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Dr. Glen Hanson

Acting Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health

On November 30, 2001, Glen R. Hanson, D.D.S., Ph.D., was named the Acting Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse by Ruth Kirschstein, M.D., Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Hanson assumed his duties on December 1, 2001. His appointment follows the resignation of Dr. Alan I. Leshner, who served as NIDA's director since 1994 and left the Institute to become the Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Hanson is recognized as an expert on psychostimulants. He is particularly known for his work on the neurotoxic properties of Ecstasy (MDMA) and amphetamines, as well as the role of brain peptides in psychiatric and neurological functions. As a researcher, he has been supported by grants from NIDA and the National Institute of Mental Health since the early 1980s and in 1998 received a Senior Scientist Award from NIDA. Dr. Hanson has served on several grant review committees for NIH and on the editorial board of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He is a frequent reviewer for most of the major pharmacology and neuroscience journals.

Dr. Hanson joined NIDA in September 2000 as the director of NIDA's Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research. He is a professor in the University of Utah's Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and holds a D.D.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. From 1978 to 1980, Dr. Hanson was a Fellow in the National Institutes of Health Pharmacology Research Associates Training Program.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports more than 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to ensure the rapid dissemination of research information and its implementation in policy and practice.


William R. Beldon

Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Budget

Mr. Beldon is currently serving as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, HHS. He has been a Division Director in the Budget Office for 16 years, most recently as Director of the Division of Discretionary Programs. Mr. Beldon started in federal service as an auditor in the Health, Education and Welfare Financial Management Intern program. Over the course of 30 years in the Budget Office, Mr. Beldon has held Program Analyst, Branch Chief and Division Director positions. Mr. Beldon received a Bachelor's Degree in History and Political Science from Marshall University and attended the University of Pittsburgh where he studied Public Administration. He resides in Fort Washington, Maryland.


Kerry N. Weems

Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Management and Budget

Position - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget Birthplace - Portales, New Mexico

Education:

B.A., Philosophy, New Mexico State University, 1978
BBA, Management, New Mexico State University, 1978
MBA, University of New Mexico, 1981

Experience:

January 24-Present: Acting Assistant Secretary for Budget, Technology and Fiance
June 2002- Present: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, HHS
2001 - 2002: Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, HHS
1996 - 2002: Director, Division of Budget Policy, Execution and Management, HHS
1991 - 1996: Chief, Budget Planning Branch, HHS
1988 - 1991: Program Analyst, Office of Budget, HHS
1983 - 1988: Program and Budget Analyst, HHS (Social Security Administration)
1981 - 1983: Staff Member, United States Senate

Honors and Awards:

2001: Presidential Rank Award
1995: Secretary's Distinguished Service Award
1993: HHS Senior Management Citation

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