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We are honored to announce that we will celebrate our annual gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on Tuesday, November 19.

Center on Addiction and the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai are pleased to announce the addition of three new team members in support of a strategic alliance formed between the organizations.

Dr. Herbert D. Kleber was one of the most influential figures in transforming how the nation addresses addiction. One year after his passing, at the age of 84, we honor his memory by retracing his life and career, from an aspiring psychologist to a founder of The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (now Center on Addiction) and beyond.

Today we honor Dr. Herbert D. Kleber by sharing thoughts and memories from four colleagues who had the privilege of working with him.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is panel of national health experts who make recommendations about evidence-based preventive services. They do this by determining whether there is sufficient evidence that a preventive service is beneficial and does not cause harm. The Affordable Care Act requires preventive services recommended by the USPSTF to be covered by insurance without cost sharing; meaning they are free to most patients who have health insurance.

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