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Dr. Denise Hien receives Mary Jeanne Kreek Underserved Populations Award

Dr. Denise Hien, Vice Provost for Research, Chancellor-Provost’s Office, Rutgers-New Brunswick; CAS Center Director and Helen E. Chaney Endowed Chair in Alcohol Studies; Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, has been awarded the Mary Jeanne Kreek Underserved Populations Award. Dr. Hien is the first scientist to receive this prestigious recognition for her outstanding contributions to the evidence base on effective interventions for individuals with PTSD and substance use disorders. The award is named for Dr. Kreek, whose pioneering work fostered dignity and respect in the treatment of people with heroin addiction. Dr. Kreek was a long-time proponent of diversity, equity and inclusion research—a focus shared by Dr. Hien, whose dedication to improving the lives of people is truly commendable and evident in her body of work. We congratulate Dr. Hien on this well-deserved honor and thank her for her persistence and commitment to improve wellness for many!

Dr. Hien will receive this honor at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Conference in Denver Colorado, June 2023.