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Director's Report to the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse - September, 2003

Grantee Honors

Dr. James Anthony of the Johns Hopkins University has been included in the roster of Highly Cited Scientists, compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information, which publishes Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index. The award is based on being in the upper 1/2 of 1% of researchers in the social sciences general category, in terms of citation of one's work by peers.

Kathleen Carroll, Ph.D., Yale University, was elected the President of Division 50 of the American Psychological Society for the coming year.

Dr. Renee Cunningham-Williams of Washington University was awarded the Eli Robins/ Samuel Guze Award in 2002 at the annual meeting of the American Psychopathological Association (APPA) in New York.

Dr. Craig Anne Heflinger, Senior Research Associate in the Center for Mental Health Policy at Vanderbilt University, was named Fellow of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities: Medicine, Health, and Society, for 2003-2004 at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Heflinger received two additional awards: a Peabody College Principal Investigator Contribution Award, May 2003; and The Invisible Child Award, from the Tennessee Voices for Children (a local affiliate of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health) for "the person who has done the most to bring children's mental health problems into the open so that they are recognized, appropriately treated and understood," May 2003.

Dr. Carl G. Leukefeld, Chair of the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Kentucky, and Director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, was awarded the Knee/Wittman Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Social Workers Foundation for his exemplary contribution to health and mental health practice over the course of his career.

Two NIDA-supported researchers, Dr. Tom McLellan, University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. William Miller, University of New Mexico, were among the 5 winners of this year's Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "Innovator's Combating Substance Abuse" Award. This national award was established in 2000 and amounts to a $300,000 grant to be used by the awardees in the field of substance abuse.

Dr. Drake Morgan, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, was awarded the Wyeth Young Psychopharmacologist Award from the American Psychological Association in August 2003.

In May, the winner of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy "Outstanding Research Publication Award" for 2003 was announced as J.D. Coatsworth, H. Pantin, and J. Szapocznik, University of Miami, for their publication, "Familias Unidas: A Family-Centered Ecodevelopmental Intervention to Reduce Risk for Problem Behavior Among Hispanic Adolescents".

Maxine Stitzer, Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University, was awarded the 2003 CPDD Marian Fischman Award, which recognizes the careers of successful female scientists. The award was presented at the annual CPDD meeting in June 2003.

Dr. George Woody, University of Pennsylvania, was voted unanimously to receive the University Council (the supreme legislative body of Pavlov) "Doctor Honoris Causa" Award. He will be honored at a ceremony in Russia in the Fall of 2003.


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