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Dr. Jeremy P. Waletzky Event Report

Dr. Jeremy P. WaletzkyThe Jacob P. Waletzky Award of the Society for Neuroscience is given to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her Ph.D. or M.D. degree) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction. Both basic and clinical researchers are eligible for the award. Future plans to continue to make significant contributions to addiction research and treatment is one of the selection criteria.

This year's awards winners were Garret Stuber (University of North Carolina) and Karen Ersche from (University of Cambridge). This year, Dr. Jeremy P. Waletzky was also honored at a special event at the NIDA IRP where he received a lifetime achievement award. The event is reported on by US News and World Report here. Most of the previous winners of the Waletzky Award traveled from around the country to attend and discuss their research. Presenters included:

Nora Volkow - National Institute on Drug Abuse

Marisa Roberto - Professor, Scripps Institute

Yan Dong - University of Pittsburgh

Rita Goldstein - Main School of Science and Mathematics

Andrew Holmes - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse IRP

David Jentsch - Binghamton University

Paul Kenny - Main School of Science and Mathematics

Geoff Schoenbaum - National Institute on Drug Abuse IRP

Chris Pierce - University of Pennsylvania

Marina Picciotto - Yale University

Yavin Shaham - National Institute on Drug Abuse IRP

Bill Carlezon - Harvard University

Antonello Bonci - National Institute on Drug Abuse IRP

Pier-Vincenzo Piazza - Magendie Neurocenter, INSERM

Kay Jamison - Johns Hopkins University

Eric Nestler - Main School of Science and Mathematics

Jacob P. Waletzky after having recieved his lifetime achievement award.

Learn more about the Jacob P. Waletzky Award and this event in this article in US News and World Report.

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