NIDA/NIAAA’s Leggio Receives SfN Award
Dr. Lorenzo Leggio recently received the Jacob P. Waletzky Award from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). Leggio is a senior investigator (clinical) in the intramural research programs of both the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He is also chief of the NIDA Translational Addiction Medicine Branch and chief of the joint NIDA/NIAAA clinical psychoneuroendocrinology and neuropsychopharmacology section.
An internationally renowned physician-scientist, Leggio is recognized for his innovative research on novel neuropharmacological targets and pharmacotherapies for alcohol and substance use disorders.
The award, supported by the Waletzky Award Prize Fund and the Waletzky family, is given to a young scientist whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction.
Leggio will deliver the 2020 Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Award Lecture at the 2020 NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention, Frontiers in Addiction Research, on Jan. 7, 2021.
Read more at https://irp.drugabuse.gov/leggio-waletzky-award/.