Professor wins award

Assistant Professor Gerald Cochran has been named the recipient of the 2017 Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) New Investigator/Educator Award.  This award is designed to recognize and encourage new investigators and educators in the field of substance use.  AMERSA called Dr. Cochran’s contributions to the substance use field “exemplary” and feel strongly that Dr. Cochran embodies the “AMERSA principles of interdisciplinary collaboration and have the potential to make major contributions to AMERSA as well as substance use research”. 

"This recognition means a lot to me," said Cochran. "Because this award is given by a national association that encompasses a number of health disciplines like medicine, nursing, and pharmacy-to name a few. It’s a recognition of the interdisciplinary value of my contributions to substance abuse research in health care settings.”

Dr. Cochran will receive the award at AMERSA’s Annual National Conference to be held in November in Washington D.C.