Dr. Dionne Godette joined the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research (DEPR) as Health Science Administrator on January 31. She comes to NIAAA from the University of Georgia's College of Public Health, where she had been an assistant professor since 2006. Her areas of scientific interest focus on disparities in alcohol, tobacco, and other substance use among racial and ethnic minorities. Dr. Godette earned her Ph.D. in 2004 in Health Behavior/Health Education at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Ann Bradley has left the Institute after 20 years as NIAAA Press Officer to take a position in the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Secretary.
Dr. Deborah Dawson (Senior Clinician, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biometry) retired on December 31, 2010. She was employed at NIAAA for nearly 20 years.
Dr. Margaret E. Mattson (Clinical Trials Investigator, Division of Treatment and Recovery Research) left NIAAA on February 12 after 22 years to take a position at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.