Dr. Carl Erickson, associate dean for research and graduate studies, was honored by the American Society for Addiction Medicine in April when he was one of seven award winners recognized at the group's annual meeting in Chicago. Erickson was presented the ASAM Annual Award for "expanding the frontiers of the field of addiction medicine and broadening our understanding of the addiction process through research and innovation."
ASAM is a professional society representing more than 3,000 physicians dedicated to increasing access and improving quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addictions.
Erickson's career has focused on addiction science education specifically working to shorten the time lag from discoveries in the research lab to clinical application in treatment.
He is director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center at The University of Texas at Austin and is co-author of a new book, "Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior."