NIDA’s Rice Named NAI Fellow
Dr. Kenner Rice of the National Institute on Drug Abuse was recently named a 2017 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the highest professional accolade bestowed to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and welfare of society. The 2017 fellows are named inventors on nearly 6,000 issued U.S. patents. Rice, chief of the drug design and synthesis section, Molecular Targets and Medications Discovery Branch, will be recognized in a January issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education and will be inducted on Apr. 5 at the NAI 7th annual conference to be held in Washington, D.C. He becomes the fourth NAI fellow from NIH.