Katie Witkiewitz, an associate professor of Psychology and scientist at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico, was recently awarded a Presidential Citation from the American Psychology Association (APA) for her early career accomplishments, dedication to advancing the science and treatment of addictive behaviors, and service to the field. 

Witkiewitz was one of two to receive both the early career award and also in the area of substance abuse, and one of 60 awardees overall. The award is given to scientists at varying levels of their career. She was nominated for the award by leaders in the field of addiction and was selected by a peer committee who reviewed the nominations.