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Leonard Howell, PhD

Retired; Past Director, Yerkes Imaging Center
Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University


Leonard Howell, PhD, an expert in nonhuman primate models of drug addiction, recenlty retired from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. His interests ranged from basic neurobiology of the central nervous system to medication development for treatment of cocaine addiction in humans.

Howell's research program focused on the neuropharmacology of abused stimulants and included basic neurobiological studies of drug mechanisms as well as medications development to treat stimulant abuse. The translational program bridged preclinical, nonhuman primate models with therapeutic applications in humans.

To acknowledge Dr. Howell’s leadership, the National Institute on Drug Addiction (NIDA) recognized him in 2006 with a MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) Award, which provides long-term support for researchers whose competence and productivity are considered distinctly superior.



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