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NIDA

Awards of Excellence

María Elena Medina-Mora Icaza, Ph.D.

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

Juana M. Tomás-Rosselló, M.D., M.P.H.

Juana M. Tomás-Rosselló, M.D., M.P.H.
Global Challenges Section
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Vienna, Austria

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

Ian Stolerman, Ph.D., B.Pharm.

Ian Stolerman, Ph.D., B.Pharm.
Section of Behavioural Pharmacology
Institute of Psychiatry
King’s College London, United Kingdom

Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D.

Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami

James (Jim) C. Anthony, Ph.D., M.Sc.

James (Jim) C. Anthony, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Department of Epidemiology
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
East Lansing, Michigan, United States

Paul Griffiths, M.Sc.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

George E. Woody, M.D., and Edwin Zvartau, M.D.

George E. Woody, M.D.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
and
Edwin Zvartau, M.D.
Vice Rector for Science
Pavlov State Medical University
St. Petersburg, Russia

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.

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

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