Invited Speaker, Symposium for Neurobiology of Drug Addiction, Southeast Regional Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 1989
  Invited Speaker, “Microtubule Corset Proteins of A Trypanosomatid”, Department of Parasitology, Tulane School of Public Health, 1989
  Invited Speaker, “The FOS Proto-oncogene Protein: Regulation by Morphine in Rat Brain”, Department of Biochemistry, Tulane School of Medicine, 1990
  Invited Speaker, “Morphine Inducible FOS Proto-oncogene Protein”, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Tulane University, 1991
  Invited Speaker, “Morphine Modulates Interleukin-1 Activity in the Rat Hypothalamus”, Department of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee, 1993
  Invited Speaker, Mini-symposium on Opiates: From Biochemistry to Behavior. Greater New Orleans Society for Neuroscience, 1993
  Independent Reviewer, VA Merit Review Board, 1993-1999
  Invited Speaker, the 3rd Annual Symposium on AIDS, Drugs of Abuse, and the Neuroimmune Axis, 1995
  Invited Speaker, Workshop on Cytokines and Neurodegenerative Diseases, 1995
Honored guest, reception to recognize outstanding faculty, 1995
  Invited Speaker, the 4th Annual Symposium on AIDS, Drugs of Abuse, and the Neuroimmune Axis, 1996
  Seton Hall University Outstanding Scholar Award, 1996
  Ad hoc Study Section, Biochemical/Clinical Research, National Institute on
Drug Abuse, 1996
  Sponsor, UMDNJ Robert Woods Johnson Medical School Summer Research Fellowship Program, 1996-1997 (receipent: Nilesh A. Patel) and 1999 (receipent: Jitesh A. Patel)
  Member, Editorial Board of the Proceedings Publication of the 5th Annual Symposim on AIDS, Drugs of Abuse, and the Neuroimmune Axis, 1997
  Invited speaker, the 5th Annual Symposium on Drug of Abuse, Immunomodulation, and AIDS, 1997
  Independent Reviewer, Civilian Research & Development Foundation, 1997
  Guest, Faculty Awardee Luncheon, Seton Hall University, 1994-2001
  Member, National Institutes of Health, National Institue on Drug Abuse Site
Visit Team, 1997
  Invited speaker and Chair, the 6th Brain Immune Axis Symposium. 1998
  1998 Who's Who Among American Teachers
  Co-sponsor, Workshop on Developing Professional Interestts for Future Chinese American Leaders, Seton Hall University, 1998
  Member, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse Study Section (ZDA1-MXS-M-09), 1998-1999
  Honored Lifetime Member, Lexington Who's Who, 2000
  Student’s Choice Award from the AED, the premedical student association,
at Seton Hall, 2000
  Member, National Institutes of Health, NIDA-K Study Section, 1999-2002
  Ad Hoc Member, National Institutes of Health, AARR5 Study Section, 2003