Duke's Kenneth Dodge Wins Senior Scientist Award To Expand Research In Adolescent Drug Use

DURHAM, N.C. -- Kenneth A. Dodge, director of the Center for Child and Family Policy in Duke University's Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, has received a Senior Scientist Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to investigate the development and prevention of adolescent drug use and public policy directed toward that use.

Adolescent drug use and abuse are an important part of the center's research into youth violence and problem behaviors, early childhood adversity and education policy. The total award is $591,851 for a five-year period that began Sept. 1 and runs through Aug. 31, 2007.

Senior Scientist awards support established researchers as they expand successful research initiatives. NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health.

More information about Duke's Center for Child and Family Policy's research initiatives can be found at http://www-pps.aas.duke.edu/centers/child/.

Note to editors: A photo of Kenneth Dodge is available at http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/images/dodge_ken.jpg