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Women Scientist Advisors

GENERAL INFORMATION

Suggestions and questions can be addressed to:

  • Jennifer Bossert Email
    Staff Scientist,
    Behavioral Neuroscience Branch,
    Neurobiology of Relapse Section

    Phone: (443) 740-2724
  • Kenzie Preston Email
    Senior Investigator, Chief, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Research Branch

    Phone: (443) 740-2326

For location and schedule of Lactation Facilities at NIDA, Baltimore Campus contact Delores Wilson Email or Carrie Wertheim.

Women Scientist Advisors LogoHistory of the Women Scientist Advisors

In 1991 as a director of NIH, Dr. Bernadine Healy established a Task Force to examine the status of intramural women scientists.

In November 1992, the Task Force issued a final report containing several recommendations. The Task Force recommended that each IC should have a Woman Scientist Advisor (WSA). Click here to learn more about the WSA.

In 2009, WSAs from NIA (Francesca Bosetti, Myriam Gorospe and Cathy Wolkow) and NIDA (Marilyn Huestis) developed “The NIA/NIDA WSA Awards” to recognize women scientists at NIA and NIDA for their scientific accomplishments.  Awards are designated to one independent investigator and to one postdoctoral or visiting fellow from each Institute. 

NIDA/IRP Women Scientist Advisors

NIA/NIDA WSA Events

The NIA/NIDA Awards Ceremony is held annually to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding women scientists.

2017 NIDA Awardees

  • Lindsay De Biase - Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Jayanthi Sankar - Staff Scientist
  • Marisela Morales - Investigator

. 2017 WSA AwardeesFrom left to right: Lindsay De Biase, Antonello Bonci, Jayanthi Sankar, Marisela Morales
From left to right: Lindsay De Biase, Antonello Bonci, Jayanthi Sankar, Marisela Morales


2016 NIDA Awardees

  • Leslie Whitaker - Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Huiling Wang - Staff Scientist

2016 NIDA WSA Awardees. (left to right): Leslie Whitaker (postdoctoral fellow), Huiling Wang (staff scientist)
From left to right:Leslie Whitaker, Huiling Wang


2015 NIDA Awardees

  • Anna Li - Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Zuzana Justinova - Staff Scientist
  • Marilyn Huestis - Senior Investigator

2015 NIDA WSA Awardees. (left to right): Anna Li (postdoctoral fellow), Zuzana Justinova (staff scientist), Marilyn Huestis (senior investigator)
From left to right: Anna Li, Zuzana Justinova, Marilyn Huestis


2014 NIDA Awardees

  • Betty Jo Salmeron - Staff Scientist Awardee
  • Ariane Wohlfarth - Fellow Awardee

Donna Calu, Hui Shen, Kenzie Preston, and two NIA scientist awardees
From left to right: Betty Jo Salmeron, Ariane Wohlfarth


2013 NIDA Awardees

  • Kenzie Preston, PhD - Investigator Awardee
  • Hui Shen, MD - Staff Scientist Awardee
  • Donna Calu, PhD - Fellow Awardee

Donna Calu, Hui Shen, Kenzie Preston, and two NIA scientist awardees
From left to right: Donna Calu, Hui Shen, Kenzie Preston, and two NIA scientist awardees.


2012 NIDA Awardees

  • Magalie Lenoir, PhD - Fellow Awardee
  • Hong Gu, PhD - Staff Scientist Awardee

Hong Gu, Magalie Lenoir, and Amy Newman.
From left to right: Hong Gu, Magalie Lenoir, and Amy Newman.


2011 NIDA Awardees

  • Amina Woods, PhD on-site page link -Investigator Awardee
  • Mallig Iyer, PhD - Fellow Awardee
  • Jennifer Bossert, PhD - Staff Scientist Awardee

Amina Woods, Jennifer Bossert, Mallig Iyer, and Anto Bonci
From left to right: Amina Woods, Jennifer Bossert, Mallig Iyer, and Anto Bonci


2010 NIDA Awardees

  • Toni Shippenberg, PhD. - Investigator Awardee
  • Bin Wang, PhD. - Fellow Awardee


Dr. Toni Shippenberg


Dr. Bin Wang


2009 NIDA Awardees

  • Amy Newman, PhD. on-site page link - Investigator Awardee
  • Stefanie Geisler, MD. - Fellow Awardee

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