2020 NIH Director's Awards: National Institute on Drug Abuse

A message from Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse


NIDA Heal Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network Leadership Team
For exceptional performance launching the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network, a collaborative effort between academic, justice, and community stakeholders to address the opioid crisis.

Lori J. Ducharme, NIDA
Carrie F. Mulford, NIDA
Zu-In Su, NIDA
Tisha R. Wiley, NIDA
Julia B. Zur, NIDA

Yavin Shaham, NIDA
For the development of novel animal models that have led to a paradigm shift in research on behavior and brain mechanisms of drug addiction.


Ronald A. Dobbins, NIDA
For exceptional leadership and management in facilitating the NIDA Clinical Trials Network's participation in the NIH HEAL Initiative.


NIDA Office of Acquisitions File Archiving Team
In recognition of their efforts to archive 804 boxes of paper acquisition files on behalf of NIDA's Office of Acquisition and its 5 customer institutes.

Charlotte S. Annan, NIDA
April Y. Hill, NIDA
Tonya M. Mansfield, NIDA
Gail T. Pointer, NIDA


Marisela Morales, NIDA
For exemplary performance while demonstrating significant leadership, skill, and ability in serving as a mentor.

Additional Awards

Commissioned Corps

CAPT Michelle Leff, NIDA
CAPT Jeffrey Schulden, NIDA
CDR John Hubbard, NIDA
LCDR Stacy Yung, NIDA

Recognition across NIH

The following individuals are recognized as part of a group hosted by another IC.


Heather L. Kimmel, NIDA


Yavin  Shaham, NIDA


Rao S. Rapaka, NIDA


Minna M. Liang, NIDA
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