Dr. Nixon receives RSA’s annual award

Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and psySJN2chology, has been awarded the Research Society on Alcoholism’s 2018 Henri Begleiter Award for Excellence in Research.This award is given to an individual demonstrating innovation, creativity and excellence in their research and/or someone whose work has a major impact on their field.

The Awards Committee unanimously recommended Nixon for the award this year to acknowledge her fundamental contributions to the understanding of the effects of alcohol and nicotine on human behavior, cognition and physiology and her admirable capacity to inform health policy makers. Nixon will be presented with the award during the Research Society on Alcoholism’s 41st Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, California in June 2018.