Dr. Charles Schuster is an internationally recognized researcher on the psychopharmacology of drugs of abuse. From 1986–1992 he served as the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In January 1992, Dr. Schuster returned to his research career as a senior research scientist at the Addiction Research Center of NIDA. In 1995 Dr. Schuster was made a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the director of the Clinical Research Division on Substance Abuse. He has also been the editor of the APA journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Prior to joining NIDA in 1986, Dr. Schuster was the director of the University of Chicago's Drug Abuse Research Center and professor of psychiatry, pharmacology, and behavioral science. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific journal articles, as well as numerous book chapters and several books. He has also been a member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Dependence of the World Health Organization.
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