Drs. Susan Weiss, Nora Volkow, and Gaya Dowling at the Emmys
NIDA and NIAAA have been honored with an Emmy by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their work with HBO on the Addiction Project. The award was received on behalf of NIH by NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow at the September 8 Creative Arts Emmy ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
In her acceptance speech, Dr. Volkow said, "I want to thank the Academy for its recognition, and HBO for its vision in developing this project, which has allowed us to reach millions with our message-that addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease. It does not care if you are rich or poor, famous or unknown, a man or woman, or even a child. If science-based treatment principles are followed, addiction treatment can work, and people can reclaim their lives." The documentary can be seen on HBO's web site, http://www.hbo.com/addiction/
NIDA News Release:
NIDA's Scientific Journal Has A New Name
NIDA's journal, Science & Practice Perspectives is officially changing its name to the Journal of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice to reflect its mission of covering the latest in addiction science for both researchers and clinicians, and will be published twice a year. The publication will continue to be included in the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database, significantly expanding the reach and influence of its contributors' findings and insights. The peer-reviewed NIDA publication is the most widely distributed journal on addiction science, reaching more than 30,000 readers.
The Journal of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice promotes dialogue between scientists and addiction treatment professionals with the aim of improving drug abuse treatment and research.
Past issues, subscription information, and instructions for author submissions can be found online at www.drugabuse.gov/ascp/.
What's New on our Website?
This site went online earlier this month. The NIDA Networking Project (NNP) website provides opportunities for information sharing and research collaboration among NIDA's networks across the country. The NNP gives researchers and clinicians access to the networks' locations, people, expertise, and resources to help create synergies, improve efficiency, and accelerate scientific discovery.
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