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National Institute on Drug Abuse

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

September, 2000

Grantee Honors

Dr. Robert L. Balster received the first College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) "Mentorship Award" at the annual convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico in June 2000. Dr. Balster was honored for making substantial contributions to the field of drug abuse research, not only for his active role in preclinical investigation but also for training 13 doctoral and 15 postdoctoral trainees over the past three decades in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond where he served as the department's Director of Graduate Training.

Dr. Heidi Resnick was promoted to Full Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina and was also appointed to serve as a reviewer on the internal University Research Council review board.

Dr. Tony Biglan has been selected as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, from September 2000 to March 2001. He will be working with other scholars on the prevention of youth problem behaviors.

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