The National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse introduced four new members at its May meeting at NIDA headquarters in Rockville, Maryland.
Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D., is a professor in the College of Medicine and College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock. He holds the Wilbur D. Mills Chair of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Prevention and serves as director of the UAMS Center for Addiction Research and the Center for the Study of Tobacco Addiction. Dr. Bickel's recent research includes the application of behavioral economics to drug dependence .
Ellie E. Schoenbaum, M.D., is director of AIDS research, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. She is also professor of epidemiology and population health, medicine, and obstetrics-gynecology and women's health and vice chair, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Schoenbaum's research focuses on HIV, drug use, and women's health.
Marina E. Wolf, Ph.D., is chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. An elected member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Dr. Wolf conducts research on the role of neuronal plasticity in drug addiction.
Janet Wood, M.B.A., M.Ed., is director of behavioral health services, Colorado Department of Human Services in Denver, and the mental health commissioner for the State of Colorado.
The Council advises NIDA in its efforts to identify, review, and support scientific research that supports the Institute's mission. It comprises 18 members—12 experts in scientific fields and 6 members of the public, and ex officio members from other Government entities.