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Thursday, October 9, 2003


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Michelle Person
Blair Gately
Sara Rosario (en Espanol)
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Save-the-Date
NIDA Goes BACK to School Briefing
Wednesday, October 22, 2003

What:An opportunity for members of the education and science media to interview Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health, about NIDA’s science education program and its efforts to reach students, parents, and teachers with free science-based educational materials about drug abuse and addiction. In addition to mailing materials to teachers across the country, NIDA recently launched a Web site, www.teens.drugabuse.gov, designed especially for teens ages 11 to 15.
Who:Dr. Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director
Shelley White, Editorial Director, Scholastic, Inc.
When:Wednesday, October 22, 2003
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Where:National Press Club
Zenger Room
14th and F Streets, N.W.
Washington, DC

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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