Amy Hauck Promoted at NIDA, PsychCongress Regional Conference, and Shatterproof Still Matching Donations


Updates on job opportunities, publishing, events and more for our treatment community

By Angela Zhou

December 3, 2020

New & Next: Promotions

Amy Hauck Named Director of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Program

After serving as the acting scientific director of NIDA’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) for two years, Amy Hauck Newman, Ph.D., has been officially appointed as its scientific director. Newman also serves as chief of NIDA’s Molecular Targets and Medications Discovery Branch and director of the NIDA IRP Medication Development Program. She started her new position in November.

“Dr. Newman will continue to bring tremendous strength to NIDA’s robust intramural research portfolio,” says NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D. “She has served exceptionally as our acting scientific director, and her valuable work on CNS agents is bringing us closer to new and better medicines for the treatment of addiction.”

New & Next: Conference

Psych Congress Regional Orlando (Virtual)—Dec. 5

Psych Congress Regionals are a series of one-day educational events designed for mental health and primary care clinicians seeking to advance their psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and wellness knowledge in a location close to home. Each meeting provides interactive, case-based sessions led by world-class educators who will help you improve patient outcomes and stay at the forefront of care with new therapeutic advances, practical approaches and best practices. Future 2021 conferences dates: April 23–24, July 16–17 and Oct. 1–2.

Register here to attend the Dec. 5 regional meeting virtually.

Shatterproof Philanthropist Matches Donations

On Dec. 2—better known as Giving Tuesday this year—hundreds of supporters donated over $25,000 to Shatterproof, a nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States. The money will help support its work to fight addiction stigma, reform the treatment system and provide information and support to our community. Because one generous philanthropist has offered to match all gifts, every donation will go twice as far.

If you didn’t get a chance to participate on Giving Tuesday, it’s not too late. Shatterproof gifts help bring better treatment, better laws and better information about the disease of addiction to those who need it. Giving Tuesday donations are still being accepted by Shatterproof—with gift matching.