News from the Western States Node: James L. Sorensen Award

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CPDD honored Jim Sorensen (who served as an MPI for the Western States Node of the CTN) and made the first James L. Sorensen Distinguished Treatment and Service Mentor award to Jeffery Samet, MD for his scientific leadership and his mentorship of addiction medicine physicians.

Dr. Sorensen’s widow (Laurel Koepernik) and Jim’s brothers (Roger and Bryan) hosted a reception to present the award to Dr. Samet. The annual award remembers Jim Sorensen’s contributions to CPDD, his many years of mentoring clinicians and investigators, and his leadership in the development of Addiction Health Services and Implementation Research. Kim Hoffman, Todd Korthuis, Carmen Masson, and Dennis McCarty represented the Western States Node at the reception. Carmen Rosa (from the Center for the Clinical Trials Network) was also present.