Jeffrey H. Samet, M.D.

School of Medicine
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Whether mentoring a promising young scientist or an established academic researcher, Dr. Jeffrey H. Samet’s commitment to and investment in guiding scientists in their pursuits in drug abuse-related patient-oriented research is unfaltering. His approachable and enthusiastic style and his ability to tap into researchers’ potential have made him an in-demand mentor within the drug abuse research community. He mentored his first NIDA INVEST Fellow in 1999 and has since influenced the careers of innumerable young researchers both in the United States and abroad, particularly in Russia, where he has trained and inspired several junior investigators and is currently a co-principal investigator to study HIV and substance abuse in the region. In the United States, he created the NIDA-supported Chief Resident Immersion Training program, a 4-day immersion training for incoming chief residents and their faculty mentors on state-of-the-art methods to diagnose, manage, and teach about substance use disorders. More recently, he is working on another NIDA-funded study to advance the Clinical Addiction Research and Education program, which has successfully fostered physician development in addiction research and education during the past 5 years. Both programs will provide easily adaptable models for the international drug abuse community.