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R. Christopher Pierce Receives the Waletzky Memorial Award

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.

Recognition for NIDA Notes Science Writing

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

Program Aims to Expand Physician Training to Treat Drug Addiction

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

Dr. Kathleen T. Brady Recognized

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

Four Scientists Receive Avant-Garde Awards

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.

French Government Honors Dr. Volkow

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

NIDA Curriculum Piques Students' Interest in Addiction Careers

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

Dr. Geoffrey Schoenbaum Receives the Waletzky Memorial Award

Announces the recipient of a 2009 award for innovation in research on drug addiction and alcoholism and with a focus on the changes that occur in the brain after exposure to drugs.

Reality Videos Bring NIDA Scientists to Web Site for Teens

Highlights new video clips on NIDA's Web site for teens that explore the dangers of drug abuse and that address questions from youth and their parents on the topic.

James A. Inciardi (1939-2009)

Remembers Dr. James A. Inciardi, founder and co-director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies and professor at the University of Delaware, who died on November 23, 2009.

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