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NIH Record Awardees

NIDA Publications Honored

The National Institute on Drug Abuse Mind Over Matter magazine series has won the Bronze Anvil Award given by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and a Silver Certificate in the Astrid Awards given by MerComm, Inc. The series is part of NIDA's Science Education Program and was developed to teach middle school students about how drugs of abuse including marijuana, opiates, stimulants, hallucinogens, inhalants, steroids and nicotine act in the brain. The series consists of seven full-color glossy magazines that unfold into posters, and a teacher's guide that provides more information on the brain and effects of drugs.

Mind Over Matter received the Bronze Anvil for excellence in tools and tactics in public relations. PRSA awarded 32 Bronze Anvils from a record 675 entries. The series won the Astrid Award's Silver Certificate for outstanding graphic communications. Overall, MerComm, Inc. received a record 450 entries for that contest. Mind Over Matter is part of a new NIDA initiative launched this fall called "NIDA Goes to School." As part of the effort, this award-winning series will be sent to every middle school in the country. Mind Over Matter is also available on NIDA's Web site at

Watson Inducted into National Academy of Engineering

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute acting deputy director Dr. John T. Watson has become the first scientist from NIH to be elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He was selected for his work "enabling human mechanical artificial heart research and developing the related NIH program, including industrial implementation."

Dr. John T. Watson

Founded in 1964, NAE is part of the academy complex
that includes the National Academy of Sciences and the
Institute of Medicine. In conjunction with the National
Research Council, the NAE advises the federal government
on significant problems in engineering and technology, and conducts independent scientific studies.

Induction into the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded a bio-engineer. The membership ceremony took place last month at NAE headquarters in Washington, D.C.

York-Jolley Wins IRM Honor

Jena O. York-Jolley, an employee in the Office of the Director, recently received a graduation certificate from the General Services Administration's 1,000 by the Year 2000 IRM education program. The certificate indicates completion of six graduate-level courses in information resources management. York-Jolley was in GSA's fifth graduating class, designed to train 1,000 information management specialists by the year 2000.

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