The Scientist

Date: April 26, 1997


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National Institute On Drug Abuse
National Institutes Of Health
Rockville, MD

Alan Leshner's mission as director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to bring the full power of science to bear on drug abuse and addictions. He has expanded NIDA's basic and clinical neuroscience research aimed at understanding the brain mechanisms of addiction. He has also broadened the institute's behavioral science portfolio by studying such areas as the phenomenon of craving, repetitive behavior, and cognitive neuroscience.


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