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- Dr. Robert Dupont president of the Institute for Behavior and Health; former director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
- Charles Horner chief of police, Portsmouth (Ohio) Police Department.
- Dr. Paul Christo director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital; former director of the Blaustein Pain Treatment Center; host of "Aches and Gains," a weekly radio show in Baltimore.
- Dr. Nora Volkow director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse of NIH.
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