Saturday, July 22, 2006

Scientist Recognized for Drug Addiction Research

RTI International Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Center for Organic and Medicinal Chemistry F. Ivy Carroll, Ph.D., has been presented the College on Problems of Drug Dependence's 2006 Nathan B. Eddy Memorial Award for outstanding research in the field of drug addiction. Carroll has led RTI research focusing on substance abuse treatments for more than 30 years. Among his many achievements, Carroll developed RTI-336 and JDTic, two pharmacotherapies for the treatment of cocaine abuse and the prevention of relapse to cocaine use that are planned for clinical studies next year. Earlier research led to the development of Iodine-123 RTI-55, which serves as a diagnostic agent for Parkinson's disease as well as a clinical tool to study drug abuse patients.

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