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]
NIDA welcomes Brenda L. Curtis, PhD who joined the IRP on January 7th as a new Investigator (Tenure-Track) within the Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics Research Branch (CPTRB). Dr. Curtis will lead a cutting-edge clinical research program as the Principal Investigator of the Technology and Translational Research Unit. Dr. Curtis earned both a bachelor’s degree in… [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]
Tuesday June 19, 2018 • 2 – 3 pm in the BRC Atrium Panel discussion on mental health in college & career Topics will include: Self-identity Managing recovery Managing stress and workload Warning signs Seeking support and help Mentoring students Supporting marginalized students Advocating for yourself Bring your questions for the panelists or submit anonymously via… [Read More]
The NIDA Eliminating Stigma Team held its first coffeehouse event on Thursday May 10th, titled “The Coffeehouse: Art of Recovery.” The audience experienced powerful stories of struggle and triumph over mental illness and drug addiction through performances and presentations of poetry, spoken word, visual art, photography, and music. The event turned the atrium into a… [Read More]
Join the NIDA IRP for an Eliminating Stigma Series event. Experience stories of struggle and triumph over addiction and mental illness through spoken word, art, and music. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. May 10, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm in the Biomedical Research Center Atrium.
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Yihong Yang, Ph.D., Senior Investigator and Chief of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health to its College of Fellows. Dr. Yang was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of… [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.