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RTI Scientist Receives Award For Research Into Drug Addiction

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — F. Ivy Carroll, director of the center for organic and medical chemistry at

RTI International

, recently received an award for research into drug addiction.

Carroll, an international distinguished fellow at RTI, was awarded the Nathan B. Eddy Memorial Award. The award was established in memory of one of the pioneers in the field of drug dependence, following his death in 1973. The award is presented annually by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.

Caroll developed two pharmacotherapies for the treatment of cocaine abuse and the prevention of relapse into cocaine abuse. Both are scheduled for clinical trials next year. He also helped develop a diagnostic agent for Parkinson's disease.

Carroll received a doctorate degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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