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NIDA’s Rice Honored at Conference

Honoring Rice were Newman, Makriyannis, and Bean.
Honoring Dr. Kenner Rice (third from l) were (from l) NIDA’s Dr. Amy Newman, Dr. Alex Makriyannis, CPDA founder and director, and Dr. James Bean, provost and senior vice president of Northeastern University.

Dr. Kenner Rice, chief of the drug design and synthesis section, NIDA, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 3rd annual Chemistry and Pharmacology of Drug Abuse Conference (CPDA) held in Boston recently.

The conference takes place annually on the Northeastern University campus, bringing together top medicinal chemists and pharmacologists to discuss the latest in drug abuse research and how this research applies to the design and testing of future pharmacotherapies that treat drug addiction.

Rice was honored for his more than 40 years of research on substance abuse. He began substance abuse research in 1974 as a postdoctoral fellow at NIDDK before joining NIDA in 2006, with a secondary appointment at NIAAA.

Rice has been the recipient of a number of major research awards, including the Nathan B. Eddy Award of the College of Problems of Drug Dependence.

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