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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Waletzky Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Waletzky and his family and colleagues

Dr. Jeremy Waletzky (white shirt in front row) is joined by family members, previous winners of the Jacob P. Waletzky Award from 2004 to the present and NIDA scientific director Dr. Antonello Bonci (back, fourth from l).

NIDA’s Intramural Research Program hosted an event to honor Dr. Jeremy Waletzky for his work and support of addiction research by presenting him with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Waletzky is the father of Jacob, after whom the Society of Neuroscience Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Award was named. Jeremy created the award to honor his son, who lost his battle with addiction. Recipients of the award are young scientists whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction.

To learn about Jacob’s story, read For details on the event, go to

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