NIDA International Awards of Excellence, which recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to international cooperation in drug abuse research and training, were presented to four researchers during the NIDA International Forum:
- Excellence in mentoring, to Wendee M. Wechsberg, Ph.D., who directs the Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions research program at RTI International.
- Excellence in international leadership, to Vladimir Poznyak, M.D., Ph.D., who coordinates the World Health Organization Management of Substance Abuse Programme.
- Excellence in collaborative research, to Yih-Ing Hser, Ph.D., and Min Zhao, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Hser directs the Center for Advancing Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Zhao is vice president of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in China.