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Glen R. Hanson, DDS, PhD Biography

Associate Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

No position found as of July 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 2001-2003
  • Director, Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, NIDA, 2000-2001
  • Served on National Institute of Health (NIH) grant review committees
  • Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Utah
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Recipient, Senior Scientist Award from NIDA, 1998
  • Education:
  • PhD, University of Utah
  • DDS, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • A Fellow in the National Institutes of Health Pharmacology Research Associates Training Program
  • Other:
  • Conducted research for more than 20 years on the response of critical brain systems and neurochemicals to stimulants, such as MDMA, methamphetamine, and cocaine
  • Quoted in:
    1. Should Marijuana Ever Be Used to Treat Children and Adolescents?
    2. Does Marijuana Use Permanently Damage the Human Brain?