The European Addiction Research Award is awarded yearly by EUFAS and European Addiction Research for outstanding research in a European context.
Professor Sir John Strang received the 2019 EUFAS-EAR Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of addiction science. The award was presented at Lisbon Addictions 2019 in Lisbon in October 2019. Professor Sir John Strang gave the award address lecture at this occasion. The lecture had the title: “Preventing deaths from heroin overdose: better science, fuller understanding, greater impact”
Professor Sir John Strang (to the left) received the 2019 EUFAS-EAR award from the president of EUFAS, Professor Geert Dom.
Professor Sir John Strang is Director of the National Addiction Centre (NAC) and Head of the Addictions Department at King’s College London. He leads the new theme investigating ‘Lifestyle Substance Use & Harms’ as part of the new Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Mental Health and has also been selected as an NIHR Senior Investigator. He co-Leads, with senior clinical and managerial colleagues, the Addictions Clinical Academic Group of Kings Health Partners AHSC (Academic Health Science Centre). He has published more than 500 scientific papers in the addiction field