Stephen Higgins, PhD, director of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, professor, and vice chair of psychiatry has been named the recipient of the 2022 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Nathan B. Eddy Memorial Award, their career achievement award.
CPDD, founded in 1929 and formerly known as the Committee on Problems of Drug Dependence, is the longest standing group in the United States addressing problems of drug dependence and abuse. Dr. Higgins will be recognized with the award and present a plenary talk, titled “Leveraging the Reinforcement Process to Promote Health: Applications to Substance Use Disorders and Other Chronic Conditions,” on June 12 during the CPDD 84th Annual Scientific Meeting.
The Nathan B. Eddy Memorial Award was established in memory of one of the pioneers in the field of drug dependence following his death in 1973. The award acknowledges outstanding research efforts that have advanced knowledge of drug dependence. Previous award winners include Maxine Stitzer, PhD, Nora Volkow, MD, and Theodore Cicero, PhD.