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Thursday, August 19, 2010

2010 CPDD/NIDA Media Award Winner, Dr. Allan Brandt

For those of you who missed the CPDD meeting Plenary Session, this year's CPDD/NIDA Media Award winner is Dr. Allan Brandt, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

Dr. Brandt is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  His book entitled “The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product that Defined America” describes ways science was misused by tobacco manufacturers to market cigarettes.

Dr. Brandt set up an interesting and informative website associated with this book, making his work on this topic a truly multimedia experience.

To meet Dr. Brandt, you can watch an entertaining interview of him by Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, originally airing on June 13, 2007.

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