NIDA’s Compton Receives West Award for Addiction Research
NIDA deputy director Dr. Wilson Compton recently received the James W. West M.D. Quality Improvement award at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers awards ceremony in Denver. He was honored for dedicating the past 25 years of his life to research on addiction. The West Award was established in 2000 to recognize new, innovative and successful addiction treatment advancements, both clinical and operational, that improve the quality and quantity of addiction treatment. The award is named in honor of West, a longtime quality-improvement advocate and medical director emeritus at the Betty Ford Center.