Last updated on: 8/27/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Glen R. Hanson, DDS, PhD Biography

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

No position found as of July 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
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?