For her work on combating substance abuse, Bertha K. Madras, PhD, a psychobiologist at McLean Hospital’s Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction and Jerry and Phyllis Rappaport Center of Excellence in Basic Neuroscience Research, has received recognition from two national organizations.
On February 8, she accepted the National Leadership Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) at the group’s 28th Annual National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, Maryland. Madras addressed 1,700 members and guests at that event, including representatives from key federal agencies and community leaders.
In June, Madras will be honored with the 2018 Martin and Toby Adler Distinguished Service Award from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD). The presentation will be made in San Diego, California, at CPDD’s 80th Annual Scientific Meeting.
On receiving these honors, Madras said, “I hope that, in some way, this recognition keeps the spotlight on the nation’s myriad challenges related to substance abuse—particularly the current opioid crisis—and brings more attention to the quality work being done at McLean and elsewhere to help those in need.”