September 3, 2012

The University of Adelaide Director of the International Programme in Addiction Studies (IPAS), Femke Buisman-Pijlman, Ph.D., M.Sc., has received a State Teaching Award for her innovative work around online learning and developing the IPAS program. Dr. Buisman-Pijlman was named Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Early Career Educator of the Year in tertiary teaching. The vice chancellors of the three state universities—Flinders University, University of South Australia, and University of Adelaide—participated in the awards gala. Dr. Buisman-Pijlman had previously received an Executive Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Adelaide, where she is a lecturer and coordinator of all the postgraduate courses in alcohol and drug studies. IPAS is an online master’s degree program in addiction studies offered jointly by the University of Adelaide, King’s College London in the United Kingdom, and Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States. NIDA partially supported development of the program.