November 2009

Announces the 2009 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.

November 2009

Announces the addition of three new members to NIDA’s National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse.

November 2009

Highlights activities held during Brain Awareness Week for students in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, to learn about brain anatomy and function.

November 2009

Announces the recipient of a 2009 award for innovation in research on drug addiction and alcoholism whose research focuses on the cellular changes that occur in response to chronic cocaine abuse.

December 2009

Announces NIDA Notes’ first place 2009 award that salutes superior communications efforts of government agencies.

December 2009

Describes the American Board of Addiction Medicine’s new program offering certification to physicians in addiction medicine.

October 2010

Recognizes the 2010 Distinguished University Professor awardee, Dr. Kathleen T. Brady, who studies co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders and their treatment.

October 2010

Recognizes four scientists for the 2009 Avant-Garde Award for HIV research, an award intended to stimulate groundbreaking research for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in drug abusers.

October 2010

Announces the 2009 International Prize, awarded by the French Institute of Health and Medical Research, to NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow.

October 2010

Describes an eight-module web-based curricula that introduces addition research to graduate students of nursing, dentistry, and medicine.

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