Volkow Honored at Launch of FORCE
On June 23 in Washington, D.C., NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow was honored at the launch of a new non-profit organization, FORCE, for her contributions in the fight against opioid addiction.
FORCE—Female Opioid-addiction Research and Clinical Experts—announced its founding at an event held at the National Press Club. The organization is an alliance of women with scientific, health policy and medical expertise in opioid addiction who are well positioned to achieve FORCE’s mission of reducing the stigma and treatment barriers that people with opioid addiction face every day.
In addition to Volkow, FORCE honored Dr. Leana Wen, commissioner of the Baltimore city health department.