James Mahoney, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, recently received Division 28: Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse’s Young Psychopharmacologist Award.

The Young Psychopharmacologist Award honors a young scientist doing original, meritorious work in psychopharmacology and encourages excellence in research at the interface between the disciplines of pharmacology and psychology.

Division 28: Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse was formed in 1967 to provide a home within the American Psychological Association (APA) for psychologists interested in the behavioral effects of psychoactive or central nervous system medicine, drugs and chemicals. The division addresses issues related to animal research, neurobehavioral toxicology, psychopharmacology training programs, development of new treatments for drug addiction, and public policy related to medication regulation and substance abuse. It promotes teaching, research and dissemination of information regarding the effects of drugs on behavior.