The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies presented Peter Monti, director of Brown’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, its Addictive Behavior Lifetime Achievement Award in Toronto Nov. 12. Although Monti has published 235 papers and co-authored five books, he says the legacy he is most proud of is his work in training scores of young addiction researchers, some of whom were on hand to hear him speak at the conference. “I’ve been teaching here at Brown for 35 years — since 1976,” said the Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies. For the last 10 of those years, he has been the principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health “T32” grant to train postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have gone on to top professorships and senior scientist positions. Monti won the ABCT’s Outstanding Training Program award in 1996 and the Research Society on Alcoholism Distinguished Researcher Award in 2006.

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