Magazine article The Alcoholism Report

NCADD Honors Five for Outstanding Contributions

Magazine article The Alcoholism Report

NCADD Honors Five for Outstanding Contributions

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The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) presented their top awards to five distinguished individuals who have made significant national contributions during the last year.

Surgeon General Antonia C. Novello, MD received the prestigious Gold Key Award, presented annually to "an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of alcoholism on a national level." Dr. Novello was recognized for her public concern over the effects of underage drinking.

Since her appointment as surgeon general, Dr. Novello has been an outspoken critic of alcoholic beverage marketing practices that target young people under the age of 21. She also served as the honorary chairperson for this year's Alcohol Awareness Month.

Ann Streissguth, Ph.D., clinical and developmental psychologist and a prominent researcher, received NCADD's Silver Key Award for her pioneering work in the area of fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effects.

The NCADD Marty Mann Founder's Award was presented to Jasper Chen See, MD, a pathologist at St. Joseph's Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania. His active involvement in the alcoholism field spans 30 years. The immediate past chairman of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, he is currently president of the Caron Foundation, a non-profit treatment center that houses a facility for adolescents named after him. …

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