Waletzky Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
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 https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/noras-blog/2015/12/personal-story-despair-hope-origin-jacob-p-waletzky-award. For details on the event, go to https://irp.drugabuse.gov/news/jeremy_wal_event.php.