NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, second from right, congratulates the 2015 NIDA International Awards of Excellence winners, Robert Booth, University of Colorado; Hendrée E Jones, University of North Carolina; and Viviana Horigian, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Jones’s research partner, Gabriele Fischer, Medical University of Vienna, is not pictured.
NIDA International Awards of Excellence, which recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to international cooperation in drug abuse research and training, were presented during the NIDA International Forum for:
- Excellence in mentoring, to Robert E. Booth, Ph.D., University of Colorado, for his work encouraging others to investigate addictions and mentoring Ukrainian colleagues testing community- and network-based interventions among people living with HIV and those who inject drugs.
- Excellence in international leadership, to Viviana Elizabeth Horigian, M.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, for her work establishing research teams modeled on the NIDA Clinical Trials Network in Chile, Ecuador, and Mexico.
- Excellence in collaborative research, to Hendrée E Jones, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, and Gabriele Fischer, Ph.D., Medical University of Vienna, Austria, for their work investigating buprenorphine as a treatment medication for pregnant women and serving on the Guidelines Development Group for the 2014 World Health Organization Guidelines for the Identification and Management of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy.