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Director's Report to the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse

May, 1997

Grantee Honors

Dr. Klaus Miczek, the Moses Hunt Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology at Tufts University and a long term NIDA grantee studying aggression and social stress, was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit, the highest award Germany bestows on a civilian. The award was presented in recognition of Dr. Miczek's scientific achievements and his contributions in fostering German-American relations. In addition to being director of the psychopharmacology research laboratory and editor of Psychopharmacology, Dr. Miczek is coordinator at the German Saturday School for children aged 4-17 and is a member of a German literary organization. The award was presented by the German consul general at a ceremony held on January 29, 1997 that was attended by about 100 people including many of Klaus's colleagues from the Boston area.

Dr. Nicholas S. Bodor, graduate research professor of pharmaceutics and executive director of the Center for Drug Discovery of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, will be honored at the 98th AACP Annual Meeting awards banquet in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 15 as the 1997 recipient of the AACP Volwiler Research Achievement Award. The AACP Board of Directors selected Dr. Bodor for the Association's premier research award, which is given annually to recognize outstanding research conducted by a pharmaceutical scientist/educator.

NIDA grantee Dr. Howard Liddle of the Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Miami, was the 1996 Recipient of the American Family Therapy Academy Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Therapy Research. The award was presented in recognition of his research on family-focused therapy for adolescent drug abuse.

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