Committee Volunteers

CPDD committee volunteer submissions are now open.
CPDD committee terms are 3 years, and committee appointments begin at the end of the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting – now going virtual! For more information on each committee, please click here to review the Committee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Although there are not many vacant positions, CPDD is looking for enthusiastic members who are engaged in scientific efforts in the area of focus of the committee.

CPDD especially encourages MITs to become involved and consider volunteering for committees! Volunteering for CPDD committees is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, explore further opportunities for leadership, and learn more about the College. MITs are eligible to serve on each committee, with the exception of the Awards for Excellence Committee, Code of Conduct Committee, and Travel Awards Committee.

The following committees are soliciting volunteers:

  • Animals in Research: The overall mission of the Animals in Research Committee of CPDD is to address issues related to the conduct of biomedical research using laboratory animals.
  • Awards for Excellence: The CPDD Awards Committee is responsible for the six awards given by the organization: the Nathan B. Eddy Memorial Award, the Marian Fischman Lectureship Award for An Outstanding Woman Scientist, the Joseph Cochin Young Investigator Award, the J. Michael Morrison Award, the CPDD Mentorship Award, and the CPDD Media Award.
  • Early Career Members: The mission of the CPDD Early Career Members Committee (ECMC) is to facilitate a structured outlet for in-training members of the College to liaise with associate, regular, and fellow members for the purposes of outreach, mentoring, training, networking, and collaboration. ECMC will be focused on enhancing the professional development of in-training members among the interdisciplinary field of drug dependence and abuse.
  • Human Research: The function of the Human Research Committee is to identify issues relating to clinical research in the drug abuse field and recommend actions to the Board of Directors.
  • International: The mission of the International Committee is to encourage substance abuse research and treatment at the international level by recognizing promising scientists, assisting the NIDA International Program, and assisting CPDD members in other countries to promote the scientific study of drug dependence.
  • Program: The Program Committee solicits, critically reviews, and selects Symposia, Workshops, Abstracts via oral or poster for presentation at the annual meeting. The Program Committee coordinates special lectures that are of interest to the College, as well as organizes and presents any special sessions for the membership.
  • Public Policy: The overall mission of the Public Policy Committee is to develop a unified message and seeks opportunities to maximize the visibility and influence of the CPDD in relevant and important community-based initiatives, policy-related discussions and other appropriate forums. The committee keeps the CPDD membership informed about important policy-related issues that pertain to research funding and opportunities for action and hosts the CPDD Policy Forum at the CPDD Annual Meeting.