April 2009 Introduces five new members to the NIDA National Advisory Council meeting, including Drs. Xavier Castellanos, Steven Childers, Thomas Crowley, Anita Everett, and Hazel Szeto.
October 2009 Announces the recipients of the inaugural Avant-Garde Award for research to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS in drug abusers, Drs. Julio Montaner, Ileana Cristea, and Jerome Groopman.
October 2009 Presents highlights of a meeting summit to discuss ways to eliminate disparities in care, particularly as they relate to drug abuse and HIV.
October 2009 Highlights NIDA’s second annual Chat Day where NIDA scientists and staff responded to drug abuse and addiction questions from teachers and students.
November 2009 Highlights activities held during Brain Awareness Week for students in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, to learn about brain anatomy and function.
November 2009 Announces the addition of three new members to NIDA’s National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse.
November 2009 Announces the 2009 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.
November 2009 Announces the recipient of a 2009 award for innovation in research on drug addiction and alcoholism whose research focuses on the cellular changes that occur in response to chronic cocaine abuse.
December 2009 Describes the American Board of Addiction Medicine’s new program offering certification to physicians in addiction medicine.
December 2009 Announces NIDA Notes’ first place 2009 award that salutes superior communications efforts of government agencies.