Fielding to Honor Mason as 2024 Marie Fielder Medal Recipient in Washington, D.C.


Washington, D.C. – The Fielding Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Barbara Mason, a renowned psychologist and expert in the field of addiction research, will be honored as the 2024 recipient of the Marie Fielder Medal. The prestigious award will be presented to Dr. Mason at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 10, 2024.

The Marie Fielder Medal is an annual award given to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of addiction research and treatment. Dr. Fielder, a pioneer in the field of addiction, was a tireless advocate for those struggling with addiction and a leading expert in the development of effective treatment approaches. The medal is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of addiction research and treatment, mirroring Dr. Fielder’s legacy of dedication and compassion.

Dr. Mason, a professor of psychology at the University of California, San Francisco, is being recognized for her groundbreaking research on the neural mechanisms of addiction and her work in developing innovative treatment approaches for individuals struggling with substance use disorders. Her work has focused on the understanding of the complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors that contribute to addiction, and has led to the development of novel behavioral therapies and pharmacotherapies that have been shown to be effective in reducing addiction and improving long-term recovery outcomes.

Dr. Mason’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and other major organizations, and has been published in numerous prestigious scientific journals, including the Journal of Neuroscience and the Journal of Psychopharmacology. She has also received numerous awards and honors for her contributions to the field of addiction research, including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology.

The Marie Fielder Medal ceremony will take place at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. and will feature a lecture by Dr. Mason on her research and its implications for the treatment of addiction. The ceremony will also include a reception and dinner, where Dr. Mason will be presented with the medal and recognized by her peers and colleagues.

“We are thrilled to honor Dr. Mason with the 2024 Marie Fielder Medal,” said Dr. Jane Smith, President of the Fielding Institute. “Her work has had a significant impact on our understanding of addiction and has improved the lives of countless individuals struggling with addiction. We are proud to recognize her contributions to the field and to continue Dr. Fielder’s legacy of promoting excellence in addiction research and treatment.”

The Marie Fielder Medal ceremony is a highly anticipated event in the field of addiction research and treatment, and is attended by leading researchers, clinicians, and policymakers from around the world. This year’s ceremony will be a testament to Dr. Mason’s dedication to her work and her commitment to advancing our understanding of addiction and improving treatment outcomes.


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