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Awards of Excellence

NIDA International Presents Awards of Excellence

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:

Perry F. Renshaw, M.D., Ph.D., and In Kyoon Lyoo, M.D., Ph.D.

Perry F. Renshaw, M.D., Ph.D.
Brain Imaging Center
McLean Hospital
Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
and
In Kyoon Lyoo, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Seoul National University Medical School
Seoul, South Korea

María Elena Medina-Mora Icaza, Ph.D.

Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria Ramón de la Fuente
Mexico City, Mexico

Richard Schottenfeld, M.D. and Mahmud Mazlan, M.D.

Richard Schottenfeld, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
and
Mahmud Mazlan, M.D.
Addiction Medicine
Substance Abuse Center
Muar, Malaysia

Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D.

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

David Geffen School of Medicine

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Los Angeles, California, United States

Robert L. Balster, Ph.D.

Robert L. Balster, Ph.D.
Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States

Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D.

Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami

Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

NIDA International Forum Focuses on New and Emerging Psychoactive Substances

More than 260 participants from 61 countries attended the 17th Annual NIDA International Forum, which was held June 8–11, 2012, in Palm Springs, California. The meeting focused on the growing public health problem of new and emerging psychoactive substances, which are mostly unregulated compounds that are specifically designed to circumvent drug laws and mimic the effects of illicit drugs by slightly altering the chemical structure of a known drug. A joint College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)/NIDA International Forum poster session featured presentations by 160 U.S.

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