National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
In addition, while the conference will be conducted in English, a number of sessions will also be translated live and made available in Spanish. More details about the conference are available on NIDA’s website at www.drugabuse.gov.
Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director, NIDA
Dr. Nora D. Volkow assumed the position of director of NIDA in May 2003. She is a recognized expert on the neurobiology of addiction. She is particularly known for her work investigating the mechanisms underlying the reinforcing, addictive, and toxic properties of drugs of abuse in the human brain. As a researcher, Dr. Volkow has been supported by grants from NIDA, NIAAA, and the Department of Energy. Her work also includes more than 275 peer-reviewed publications, three edited books and more than 50 book chapters and non-peer-reviewed manuscripts. A recipient of multiple awards, she was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and was named “Innovator of the Year” in 2000 by U.S. News and World Report.
For more information or to arrange an interview with NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow, please contact the NIDA Press Office at 301-443-6245. Dr. Volkow is bilingual and media interviews can be conducted in either English or Spanish.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a component of
the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services. NIDA supports more than 85 percent of
the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse
and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety
of programs to ensure the rapid dissemination of research
information and its implementation in policy and practice.
Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and
information on NIDA research and other activities can be
found on the NIDA home page at http://www.drugabuse.gov.
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