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The Alcohol, Drugs & Impairment Division of the National Safety Council has named Professor Dr. Dr. (h.c.) Marilyn A. Huestis the recipient of the 2018 Borkenstein Award.
An Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Professor Huestis spent 23 years conducting controlled drug administration studies for the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institutes of Health. During her career, Professor Huestis served on the National Commission on Forensic Sciences, was president of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, chair of the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and president of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, among many other positions, awards and recognitions.
Read more about her achievements.
The award, named for Breathalyzer® inventor Robert F. Borkenstein, recognizes individuals who, through a lifetime of service, have made outstanding contributions to the field of alcohol- and drug-related traffic safety. Honorees are selected by professionals involved in the Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division, which is managed by the National Safety Council.
The NSC Alcohol, Drugs & Impairment Division tackles substance abuse and prescription drug issues and makes recommendations to combat the impaired driving problem through legislation, education and other countermeasures. The Division also offers opportunities for safety-focused networking with others in the field.