Upcoming Lecture

Wilson M. Compton, MD

"The Effects of Marijuana Use on the Brain, Body and Behavior"


Wilson M Compton, MD*

Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health

Albuquerque
Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education
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Santa Fe
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:00 pm
Santa Fe Public Schools Board Room
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FREE Admission, FREE Parking

Dr. Wilson M. Compton is a nationally known expert on the causes and prevention of drug abuse. Prior to being named Deputy Director of NIDA, he oversaw the Institute's Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research. In that role,
Dr. Compton directed an international research program that addressed the scope and spread of drug abuse, how to prevent drug abuse, and how to effectively implement prevention and treatment services.

Dr. Compton gained extensive experience in the clinical practice of addiction psychiatry as medical director of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Chemical Dependency Services program in St. Louis before his recruitment to NIDA.

In October 2013, Dr. Compton received the prestigious Health and Human Services Secretary's Award for Meritorious Service.

NIDA supports most of the world's reserach on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.

* Dr. Compton has graciously stepped in for Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA, who has been called to testify before Congress.


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