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Director's Report to the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse - September, 2010

Grantee Honors

CTN Florida Node

Dr. Lisa Metsch, Florida Node Co-PI, has been appointed as the Chair of the NIH/CSR study section, Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing HIV/AIDS Study Section (BSPH). The BSPH Study Section reviews studies of risk factors and antecedents of HIV infection as well as basic behavioral, epidemiologic, and social science studies of mechanisms and factors at the individual and community levels.

CTN Southern Consortium Node

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Board of Trustees chose Dr. Kathleen Brady as a recipient of the 2010 MUSC Foundation Distinguished Faculty Service Award. Dr. Brady was chosen for her exceptional and sustained service and numerous contributions in teaching, leadership, research, health care, and public service to the University and the citizens of South Carolina.

Dr. Louise Haynes, the Community Treatment Program Director for the Southern Consortium Node, received the "James A. Neal Award for Outstanding Contributions to the South Carolina School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies." Dr. Haynes is the second recipient of this award. The James A. Neal Award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to the School that goes "above and beyond the call." She was chosen based on her support of the South Carolina School during her tenure as a Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services employee and her recent active participation on the School Planning Committee, especially her efforts to organize the "physicians track," secure national presenters through the NIDA Clinical Trials Network, and serve as a faculty member herself.

CTN New York Node

Lawrence S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH, FASAM, Executive Senior Vice President of the Division of Medical Services, Research and Information Technology at Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation was nominated by New York State Governor David Paterson and confirmed by the State Senate for a two-year term as a member of the New York State Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.


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