McLean Hospital’s Dr. Shelly Greenfield Selected for Prestigious National Award

December 20, 2013

McLean Hospital is pleased to announce that Chief Academic Officer Shelly Greenfield, MD, MPH, has been chosen to receive the 2014 R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Greenfield will receive the award and deliver the keynote plenary address at ASAM’s forthcoming 45th Annual Medical Scientific Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Established in 1995, the Smithers award recognizes individuals who have made highly commendable contributions in the advancement of scientific understanding of the prevention and treatment of alcoholism.

“This award is well deserved for Dr. Greenfield, who is nationally recognized for her research on substance use disorders, particularly in the areas of women’s treatment and health services. Her work has influenced addiction treatment and research not only here at McLean but also has had widespread reach around the country,” said Roger Weiss, MD, chief of the Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction at McLean.

Greenfield is the principal investigator and co-investigator on multiple federally funded research projects focusing on treatment for substance use disorders, gender differences in substance disorders, and health services for substance disorders. In addition, she is the Chair of the NIDA Clinical Trial Network’s Gender Special Interest Group, Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, and Vice-President of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

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