McCrady receives Marlatt Mentorship Award

Departmental News

Posted:  Jul 08, 2016 - 12:00am

Dr. McCrady with students Rosa Munoz, Adrienne Borders, Adam Wilson, Kathryn Fokas, and former student, Dr. Kevin Hallgren

Barbara McCrady received the 2016 MARLATT MENTORSHIP AWARD at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in New Orleans on June 29, 2016. This award is given to an individual whose mentoring of young researchers in the alcohol research field is demonstrated to be exceptional.  Dr. McCrady, over her career at Brown, Rutgers, and now at the University of New Mexico, has had impact on a great many later-to-be scientists and research clinicians.  In parallel to her own prestigious career of work in alcohol use disorder treatment research, she has been the major advisor to more than 35 doctoral students and has taught, supervised, and mentored a much larger group of research and clinical trainees, all of whom remember her unyielding support and commitment to the development and facilitation of their careers and intense dedication to them, both professionally and personally.  As one of the nominees noted, “Despite their accomplishments, both [Dr. McCrady and Dr. Marlatt] were eager to spend time with individuals more junior, to help pave the way for young scientists and to do so in a supportive, generous way.  She is an ideal candidate to honor Alan’s memory”.