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2023 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Awards

A message from Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award

Individual Awards

For exemplary performance while demonstrating significant leadership, skill, and ability in serving as a mentor.

  • Kenner Rice, NIDA

Customer Service

Individual Awards

In recognition of her teamwork, responsiveness, and commitment to supporting the NIDA mission, regardless of the difficulty or complexity of the task.

  • Keisha Miller, NIDA

Emerging Leaders

Individual Awards

For sustained superior performance, including numerous contributions to significant policy work in collaboration with federal partners and leadership in scientific advising to external stakeholders.

  • Elizabeth Barfield, NIDA

Common Fund Unsung Heroes

Individual Awards

For exemplary coordination of the Common Fund Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures Program.

  • Nicolas Johnston, NIDA

Recognition Across NIH

The following individuals are recognized as part of a group hosted by another IC.


  • Wilson Compton, NIDA


  • Kathleen Etz, NIDA
  • Minnjuan Flournoy Floyd, NIDA
  • Michelle Freund, NIDA


  • Gayathri J. Dowling, NIDA


  • Aria Crump, NIDA
  • Minnjuan Flournoy Floyd, NIDA
  • Shkeda Johnson-Young, NIDA
  • Jonathan D. Pollock, NIDA
  • Julia Zur, NIDA