Plenary session speakers at the 15th NIDA International Forum explored the ways drug abuse researchers and policymakers can develop evidence-based drug policies that include public health as a priority. Dr. A. Thomas McLellan, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director, offered his perspective as a leading drug abuse researcher turned policymaker.
During the 2010 NIDA International Forum, Dr. Steven W. Gust, International Program Director, presented the 2010 Awards of Excellence to honor mentors, researchers, and binational collaborative teams whose efforts support the International Program mission, including:
Thomas F. Babor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Department of Community Medicine and Health Care
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, Connecticut, United States and
Robin Room, Ph.D.
University of Melbourne School of Population Health
AER Centre for Alcohol Policy Research
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia