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2016 CPDD Travel Award Winners

2016 Travel Awards 2nd Annual Stephen G. Holtzman Travel Award for Preclinical Investigators: Jae Kim, Predoctoral Student Department of Pharmacology at Lewis Katz School of Medicine Temple University 2016 Director’s Travel Award Caroline Arout, PhD – Yale University School of Medicine Jacob Borodovsky, BA – Dartmouth College Hui Cheng, PhD – Michigan State University Hannah […]

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Charles R. Schuster, Ph.D.

Director, Addiction Research Institute, Wayne State University Dr. Charles R. (Bob) Schuster received his doctorate in psychology from the University of Maryland in 1962 under the mentorship of Professor Joseph V. Brady. After six years in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan, he joined the Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Behavioral Sciences and […]

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Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science & Publisher, Science Dr. Leshner became Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Publisher of Science Magazine in December 2001. Prior to coming to AAAS, Dr. Leshner was Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Before becoming Director […]

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Charles O´Keeffe, M.B.A.

President, Reckitt & Colman Pharmaceuticals Charles O´Keeffe currently serves as president and CEO of Reckett Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. He did his undergraduate work in pharmacy and chemistry at the Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy and Temple University and earned his MBA at Loyola. He developed the first child-resistant, abuse-resistant vehicle for dispensing methadone […]

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Francis Vocci, Jr., Ph.D.

Director, Division of Treatment Research & Development, National Institute on Drug Abuse/ National Institute on Health Frank Vocci received his B.S. in biological sciences from Loyola College. His graduate studies were concentrated in pharmacology and neuroscience at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. During that time he worked in the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory in the Department […]

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Ian P. Stolerman, Ph.D.

Professor, Institute of Psychiatry Ian Stolerman is Professor of Behavioural Pharmacology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He qualified in Pharmacy in 1964 and received a Ph.D. in psycho­pharmacology (University of London). His postdoctoral experience was at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (NY) and UCLA. He became a member of the UK […]

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Carlos Davila

Carlos Davila is an artist who resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a co-owner of an advertising agency, JMD Communications. Mr. Davila received his BA from DePauw University in Indiana and completed an artist apprenticeship program in New York City. In the last 20 years he has participated in many one-man and group […]

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Sean Clarkin, M.B.A.

Executive Vice President & Director of Creative Development, Partnership for a Drug-Free American In his current role, he oversees the partnership’s solicitation of creative talent from among the nation’s top advertising agencies and heads the team responsible for coordinating the briefing and production of Partnership advertising. He is also the chief creative contact at the […]

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Michael Massing, M.S.

Michael Massing, a New York writer, is the author of The Fix (Simon & Schuster), a study of the nation´s drug problem since the 1960´s. The book was named co-winner of the Washington Monthly´s Political Book Award for 1998. It was also featured on ABC News´ Nightline and on the Frontline series “Drug Wars”. Massing´s […]

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David T. Courtwright, Ph.D.

Professor of History, University of North Florida David Courtwright has described the history of drug use through books, essays, articles, lectures, and radio and film interviews. He has served on the Institute of Medicine´s Committee for Substance Abuse Coverage, which produced Treating Drug Problems (National Academy Press, 1990, 1992), a landmark study of the evolution, […]

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