The winner of the 2019 European Behavioral Pharmacology Society’s Young Investigator Award is Marco Venniro, Ph.d., for his research examining the influence of social cues on behaviors related to drug addiction which was recently published in Nature Neuroscience. Marco is a CCB Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Yavin Shaham, Ph.d. Prior to this award, Marco has also been the… [Read More]
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) has named Lorenzo Leggio, M.D., Ph.D. as the winner of the Eva King-Killam Research Award. Dr. Leggio is a Clinical Investigator and Section Chief for the NIAAA and NIDA Intramural Research Programs (IRPs). He also serves as Associate Director for Clinical Research for the NIDA IRP Medication Development Program…. [Read More]
Dr. Kenner Rice received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 3rd Annual Chemistry and Pharmacology of Drug Abuse Conference, held in Boston on August 2-3, 2018. Pictured from left to right are: Amy Newman, Alex Makriyannis, Kenner Rice and James Bean, Provost and Senior Vice President of Northeastern University where the conference was held. The Chemistry and… [Read More]
Kenzie L. Preston, Ph.D. was given the Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence as part of their 2018 Awards for Excellence. Dr. Preston was awarded on the basis the treatment research she conducts as the Senior Investigator and Chief of the Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Research Branch at… [Read More]
The NIDA IRP Women Scientist Advisors awards ceremony is held annually to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding women scientists. The 2018 awardees are: Elisabeth de Castro Caparelli – Staff Scientist Melissa Sharpe – Postdoctoral Fellow Congratulations to this years winners! Click here to learn more about the Woman Scientist Advisors (WSA) and see previous winners.
Dr. Kenner Rice from the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Intramural Research Program (IRP) was recently named as a 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This is the highest professional accolade bestowed to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have… [Read More]
May 2017 Congratulations to the 2017 Women Scientist Advisors Committee award winners! This year’s winners at the NIDA IRP are Lindsay De Biase (Postdoctoral Fellow), Antonello Bonci (Scientific Director – presenting awards) Jayanthi Sankar (Staff Scientist) and Marisela Morales (Investigator). The winners were presented with trophies at the Biomedical Research Center this month. Learn more… [Read More]
May 2017 Dr. Barry J. Hoffer, the former Scientific Director of the NIDA IRP, has been awarded an Honorary Doctors of the Faculty of Philosophy from the University of Helsinki for his lifelong work in neuropharmacology. The Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Helsinki confers distinguished persons from the fields of science, culture and… [Read More]