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Harriet de Wit

University of Chicago

Harriet de Wit, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. She has studied the behavioral and neurobiological effects of psychoactive drugs in human volunteers for the past 40 years. Dr. de Wit received her BA from the University of Calgary, and her PhD in Experimental Psychology at Concordia University in 1981. She has trained numerous graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and undergraduates, and published over 300 papers. She serves on editorial boards of several scientific journals and she is a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration. She has received several awards for her research, including the Distinguished Achievement Award of the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (2019), the John F. Lemieux Medal Distinguished Alumni Award, Concordia University (2020) and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism (2020).

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