Friends of NIDA Meet With Board of Scientific Advisors

(NIDA) and the Board of Scientific Advisors met for their Annual Meeting, and as part of the Executive Committee report, the Board was given a summary of the coalition’s educational briefing series.

On March 11, The Friends of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) held its annual meeting with its Board of Scientific Advisors.  As part of the Executive Committee report, the Board was given a summary of the coalition’s educational briefing series, including the one for March 27.  The event, the twelfth in its series, is entitled “Implementing Effective Substance Abuse Treatment in the Criminal Justice System” and features psychologist Steve Belenko, Ph.D. 

In addition, the Board endorsed the coalition’s plans to sponsor the Addiction Science Fair Awards as part of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the premiere high school science competition.  In an effort to stimulate young talent in the addiction research field, the Friends of NIDA is contributing $2,500, which is being matched by an anonymous donor, for a total award pool of $5,000 to be distributed across the top three winners.