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Monique Braude Fellowship

Monique Braude Fellowship



Monique ColsenetBraude was born in 1925 in Lisieux, France. She studied at the Institute of Pharmacy in Paris and was awarded a Pharmacist Diploma. She worked as a drugstore pharmacist but soon moved to the LaboratoiresBlaque as chief of production of drug specialties. She met her future husband George, a chemical engineer, in Paris and they weremarried in 1949. They moved to the United States in the early 1950's. Monique received her Doctorate of Pharmacology from The Ohio State University. Dr. Braude was a pioneer in cannabinoid research. She worked at the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse, where she directed a research program focused on the biological effects of marijuana and other drugs, as well as the relationship between gender and drug abuse.


Dr. Braude was a member of the Society of Toxicology and was a member of the Committee on Professional Relations and Standards from 1983 to 1985. She was also instrumental in the founding of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, and served as the ICRS President and received an ICRS Career Achievement Award. Dr. Braude was an honorary member of the American Chemical Society and founded the George L. Braude Award. Dr. Braude was a member of the GWFC Maryland Federation of Women’s Clubs. Her service to GWIS at the national level began in 1985 as Vice President,and she rose to President and then Member of the Board of Directors through 1994. She was also very active in the Omicron (Washington, DC) Chapter.Dr. Braude passed away in 2010, leaving a generous bequest to GWIS. The first Monique Braude Fellowship was awarded in 2013.


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