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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

NIDA’s Compton Receives HHS Award at Ceremony

Compton smiles into camera

Dr. Wilson Compton

Photo: NIDA

Dr. Wilson Compton, deputy director of NIDA, received the Department of Health and Human Services’ Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service at the annual award ceremony on May 8. The event was held at the Great Hall of the Hubert Humphrey Bldg. in Washington, D.C. Compton was recognized for his service in helping to build data capacity for research under the auspices of the Office of the Secretary Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund portfolio. His award highlighted the workgroups that designed new multiagency projects relevant to the secretary’s priorities on opioids. 

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