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Director's Report to the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse - February, 2004

Grantee Honors

Dr. Peter D. Friedmann, Associate Professor of Medicine & Community Health at Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, was named Treasurer of the Association for Medical Education in Substance Abuse (AMERSA).

Dr. Constance Weisner, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco and Senior Researcher at Kaiser Permanente, has been reappointment to the International Expert Advisory Council on Drug Dependence and Alcohol Problems, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2003 ss 2007.

Dr. Lori K. Holleran, Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, was awarded the Outstanding Investigator Award by the University of Texas' Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (CHPR) for her pilot work exploring issues of culture and acculturation related to substance abuse prevention for high risk youth. In addition, she received the 2003-2004 Texas Exes Teaching Excellence Award for her effectiveness teaching clinical social work and substance abuse courses.

Dr. Michael Hecht, received the National Communication Association's African American Communication and Culture Division's 2003 Distinguished Scholarship Award for the book African American Communication: Exploring Identity and Culture. The book was co-authored by Ronald Jackson and Sidney Ribeau.

Dr. John E. Lochman, of the University of Alabama became Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He was also elected as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and was selected to be a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Joan Zweben, Ph.D. of the CTN California-Arizona Node, was awarded the Vernelle Fox Award from the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM). She is only the second non-physician to receive this award.


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