Dr. Walter Ling Honored at CPDD

CBAM would like to congratulate Dr. Walter Ling, 2017 recipient of the Nathan B. Eddy Memorial Award, acknowledging outstanding research efforts that have advanced knowledge of drug dependence. Dr. Ling’s research provided key information that led to the approval of many of the existing medication options for treating drug dependence. His illustrious career spans decades, covering groundbreaking research into the treatment of opioid, cocaine, and methamphetamine use disorders. His work has expanded to 15 countries to advance addiction medicine and research. The much-deserved award was presented on June 18 at the annual College on Problems of Drug Dependence conference. Dr. Ling is a long-time colleague and mentor to CBAM faculty and staff.

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