Dr Edythe London - 2008 recipient of the Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award

Dr. Edythe London, of the Semel Institute, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award. This award in memory of Marian W. Fischman, a much admired leader in drug abuse research and an excellent scientist, was established in 2001 to recognize the contributions of an outstanding woman scientist in drug abuse research. The award is scheduled to be presented on June 16, 2008 at the annual scientific meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, where Dr. London will present the award lecture. The previous awardees are Dorothy K. Hatsukami (2007), Lynda Dykstra (2006), Mary Jeanne Kreek (2005), Nancy K. Mello (2004), Maxine L. Stitzer (2003), Chris-Ellyn Johanson (2002).

Dr. London has received this award for her contributions to our understanding of the biology of nicotine dependence, and of stimulant abuse.