NIDA Staff Receive Awards from CPDD
NIDA Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences acting director Dr. Ivan Montoya has received the J. Michael Morrison Award from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the oldest and largest organization in the world dedicated to advancing a scientific approach to substance use and addiction disorders.
The award is given every other year for outstanding contributions in the area of scientific administration related to substance use and addiction disorders research. The award is named after J. Michael Morrison, a well-liked and respected pharmacologist and research official at NIDA.
CPDD also honored Dr. Kenzie Preston, senior investigator and chief of NIDA’s Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Research Branch, with the Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award. It was established in 2001 to recognize the contributions of an outstanding woman scientist in drug abuse research and named in memory of Fischman, a respected leader in drug abuse research and an outstanding scientist.
Montoya and Preston were recognized at the CPDD annual meeting on June 10 in San Diego.