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Conference Title - Bridging Science and Culture to Improve Drug Abuse Research in Minority Communities Bridging Science and Culture to Improve Drug Abuse Research in Minority Communities

This Conference was held at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza hotel in Philadelphia, P.A., September 24-26, 2001.
Agenda
Monday, September 24, 2001
8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. Call to Order

Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIDA
8:35 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Opening Day Ceremony

Ronald Sy
Executive Director, AIDS Services in Asian Communities

Jerry Stubben, Ph.D.
Iowa State University
NIDA's Native American/Alaska Native Work Group
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Claude A. Allen, J.D.
Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Estelle Richman
Director of Social Services
City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Floyd K. Morris
Senior Program Officer, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

John Ruffin, Ph.D.
Director, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
NIH
University of Miami

Edward H. Jurith, J.D.
Acting Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Executive Office of the President
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Minority Health and Health Disparities Research at NIDA

Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Plenary Panel: Session I

The Power of Science, Culture, and Race in Generating Knowledge and Influencing Behavior: Toward a Better Understanding of Addiction in Minority Populations
NIDA Moderator: Richard A. Millstein

Race and Racism in Scientific Research
James M. Jones, Ph.D.
University of Delaware

The Power of Race/Ethnicity, Culture, and Science in Understanding Drug Abuse
Kathy Sanders-Phillips, Ph.D.
Howard University
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Plenary Panel: Session II

Drug Use Among Minority Populations
NIDA Moderator: Leslie Cooper, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N.

An Overview of Drug Use and Associated Problems Experienced by Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations in the United States
James C. Anthony, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Social Consequences and Criminalization of Drug Use in Minority Communities
Martin Y. Iguchi, Ph.D.
RAND

The Medical Consequences of Drug Use in Minority Populations
Henry L. Francis, M.D.
NIDA
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. BREAK
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. LUNCHEON

Moderator: Floyd K. Morris
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Renee Poussaint
Poussaint Communications, Inc.
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  1. Health Care Systems and Substance Abuse Treatment for Minority Populations
    NIDA Moderator: William S. Cartwright, Ph.D.
    Jerry Flanzer, Ph.D.
    NIDA

    Testing the Effectiveness of a Public Health Approach to Treating Substance-Abusing Women on Welfare
    Jonathan Morgenstern, Ph.D.
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine


  2. Treatment With Minority Populations
    NIDA Moderator: Mark R. Green, Ph.D.

    Use of Pharmacological Interventions With Minority Populations
    Lawrence S. Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H.
    Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation

    Behavioral Interventions With Minority Populations
    Karen Y. Mechanic, M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania


  3. Understanding and Treating Comorbidities
    NIDA Moderator: Yonette F. Thomas, Ph.D.

    Drug Abuse and Co-Occurring Conditions in Racial/Ethnic Populations
    Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D.
    Washington University

    Comorbidity of Addiction and Severe Mental Illness
    E. Cabrina Campbell, M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania


  4. Dynamics of Addiction
    NIDA Moderator: Paul Schnur, Ph.D.

    What Happens?: Understanding the Physiology of Addiction
    Tony L. Strickland, Ph.D.
    Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and University of California, Los Angeles

    Implications of Addiction for Treatment: Understanding Craving and Relapse
    Anna Rose Childress, Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania


  5. Issues in Corrections
    NIDA Moderator: Lynda Erinoff, Ph.D., J.D.

    Implementing HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction Interventions
    Torrance Stephens, Ph.D.
    Fred Locklear
    Oliver Peters
    Emory University

    Drug Treatment and Minority Populations in Prison and Work Release
    Steven S. Martin, M.A.
    Ronald A. Beard, M.H.S.
    University of Delaware


  6. HIV/AIDS and Women of Color
    NIDA Moderator: Pushpa V. Thadani, Ph.D.

    Preventing HIV/AIDS With Hispanic and Native American Women
    Barbara Estrada, M.S.
    University of Arizona

    HIV Risk Reduction Targeting African American Female Crack Users
    Claire E. Sterk, Ph.D.
    Emory University
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. BREAK
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  1. Blending Research and Practice
    NIDA Moderator: Ivan D. Montoya, M.D., M.P.H.

    NIDA's Clinical Trials Network
    Mary Ann Chutuape Stephens, Ph.D.
    NIDA

    From Research to Practice: The Case of Project Alert
    Phyllis L. Ellickson, Ph.D.
    RAND


  2. Drug Abuse Prevention Programs With Minority Youth
    Moderator: Jeanette Bevett-Mills, M.S., M.Ed.
    Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Preventing Drug Abuse With Life Skills Training
    Kenneth W. Griffin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Cornell University

    Career-Oriented Prevention for African American Middle School Students
    James P. Griffin, Jr., Ph.D.
    James Springfield, M.A.
    Morehouse School of Medicine


  3. Drug Treatment Programs for Minority Youth
    NIDA Moderator: Kevin P. Conway, Ph.D.

    Hooked on Tobacco: Issues in African American Teen Smokers
    Eric T. Moolchan, M.D.
    NIDA

    Culturally Sensitive Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Substance Abuse
    Tanya Quille, Ph.D.
    Howard A. Liddle, Ed.D.
    University of Miami


  4. Understanding Barriers to Prevention and Treatment
    NIDA Moderator: Jessica J. Campbell, Ph.D.

    Elimination of Barriers to Treatment for Women at Risk for HIV
    Wendee M. Wechsberg, Ph.D.
    Research Triangle Institute

    Issues Affecting the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse in Asian American/Pacific Islander Populations
    Ford H. Kuramoto, M.S.W., D.S.W.
    National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse, Inc.


  5. Working With Communities
    NIDA Moderator: Arnold R. Mills, M.S.W.

    Lessons Learned From "Fighting Back" and the Urban Health Initiative
    Floyd K. Morris
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Families and Schools Together Program
    Lynn McDonald, M.S.W., Ph.D.
    Wisconsin Center for Education Research


  6. The Effects of Drugs on Minority Individuals
    NIDA Moderator: Vincent L. Smeriglio, Ph.D.

    Prenatal Exposure to Cocaine: The Collision of Science and Culture
    Deborah A. Frank, M.D.
    Boston Medical Center

    Effects of Acute Smoked Marijuana on Complex Cognitive Performance
    Carl L. Hart, Ph.D.
    Columbia University
4:45 p.m. Adjournment
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
8:45 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Opening and Call to Order

Richard A. Millstein
Deputy Director, NIDA
8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Day Ceremony

Rafaela Robles, Ph.D.
Universidad Central del Caribe
NIDA's Hispanic Network
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Keynote Address

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Surgeon General of the United States
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Plenary Panel: Session III

Prevention Research and Minority Populations
NIDA Moderator: Dionne J. Jones, Ph.D.

Effective Prevention Strategies and Programs With Minority Communities
Pamela Jumper-Thurman, Ph.D.
Colorado State University

Making Prevention Programs Culturally Appropriate: Examples, Challenges, and Needs
Rose Alvarado, Ph.D.
University of Utah
University of Miami

Free to Grow: Translating Substance Abuse Research Into Preventive Practice in a National Head Start Initiative
Judith E. Jones, M.Sc.
Columbia University
University of Miami
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Plenary Panel: Session IV

Effective Treatment and Service Delivery With Minority Communities
NIDA Moderator: Jerry Flanzer, D.S.W.

Effective Treatment With Minority Communities
José Szapocznik, Ph.D.
University of Miami

Drug Treatment Services for Minority Populations
Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D., FASAM
Human Resources Development Institute, Inc., and Behavioral Research Action in Social Sciences Foundation
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. BREAK
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLES
12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Grant-Writing Workshop

Registered Participants
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  1. Prevention With Minority Populations in Rural Communities
    NIDA Moderator: Eve E. Reider, Ph.D.

    Working With Rural African American Youth
    Murelle G. Harrison, Ph.D.
    Southern University

    Working and Conducting Research Among American Indian Families
    Jerry Stubben, Ph.D.
    Iowa State University

  2. Prevention With High-Risk Groups
    NIDA Moderator: Kesinee Nimit, M.D.

    Prevention of HIV Among Adolescents
    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Ph.D.
    University of California, Los Angeles

    The Prime Time Project
    Eric W. Trupin, Ph.D.
    University of Washington

  3. Improving Validity of Research With Minority Populations
    NIDA Moderator: Suman A. Rao, Ph.D.

    The Importance of Using Ethnically and Regionally Specific Language in Surveys
    Andrew Morral, Ph.D.
    RAND

    Drug Use in Asian American/Pacific Islander Populations: Incidence, Prevalence, and Data Needs
    Rumi Kato Price, Ph.D., M.P.E.
    Washington University

  4. Violence and Drug Abuse
    NIDA Moderator: Richard C. Harrison

    Violence and Drug Use: A Tangled Web
    Merrill C. Singer, Ph.D.
    Hispanic Health Council, Inc.

    Witnessing Community Violence and Substance Use
    Michelle Cooley-Quille, Ph.D.
    Johns Hopkins University

  5. Establishing Drug Abuse Research Careers and Partnerships
    NIDA Moderator: Tina McDonald-Bennett

    NIH Opportunities for Students and New Researchers
    Lula Beatty, Ph.D.
    NIDA

    Establishing Research Partnerships Between Minority and Majority Universities
    Ken Harewood, Ph.D.
    North Carolina Central University
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. BREAK
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  1. Spirituality in Prevention and Treatment
    NIDA Moderator: Arnold R. Mills, M.S.W.

    Communities and Spirit
    Karina L. Walters, Ph.D.
    University of Washington

    Utilization of Spiritually Based Programs for Native Americans
    Jerry Stubben, Ph.D.
    Iowa State University

  2. Vulnerability to Drug Abuse
    NIDA Moderator: Amrat Patel, Ph.D.

    Drug Use and Dependence in a Population of Urban, African American Young Adults: Prevalence, Correlates, Comorbidity, and Unmet Drug Treatment Service Needs
    Nicholas S. Ialongo, Ph.D.
    Carolyn Furr-Holden, Ph.D.
    Johns Hopkins University

    The Effect of Race, Neighborhood, and Social Networks on Initiation of Injection Drug Use
    Crystal M. Fuller, Ph.D.
    Columbia University

  3. Challenges of Being an Effective Drug Abuse Researcher
    NIDA Moderator: Joseph Frascella, Ph.D.

    Being the "Other": Majority Researcher Issues
    Philip A. Fisher, Ph.D.
    Oregon Social Learning Center

    Community-Based Research: A Minority Researcher's Personal Observations
    Frank Yuan Wong, Ph.D.
    George Washington University

  4. Epidemiology of HIV
    NIDA Moderator: Moo Kwang Park, Ph.D.

    Social and Racial Disparities in HIV Infections Among Injection Drug Users
    Ricky N. Bluthenthal, Ph.D.
    RAND

    HIV and Drugs in Special Populations
    Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D.
    University of Miami

  5. Adults at Risk
    NIDA Moderator: Flair Lindsey

    Partner Abuse and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Women on Methadone
    Nabila El-Bassel, D.S.W.
    Columbia University

    Lifetime Cumulative Adversity and Drug Dependence: Racial/Ethnic Contrasts
    R. Jay Turner, Ph.D.
    Florida International University
5:00 p.m. Adjournment
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. NIDA's Work Group Meetings
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Mock Peer Review

Registered Participants
Wednesday, September 26, 2001
8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. Opening and Call to Order

Lula Beatty, Ph.D.
Chief, Special Populations Office
NIDA
8:35 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Opening Day Ceremony

Daniel Sarpong, Ph.D.
Jackson State University
NIDA's African American Researchers and Scholars Work Group
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities: Plans and Opportunities

Jean Flagg-Newton, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Minority Drug Use: Challenges for Drug Policy

Donald R. Vereen, Jr., M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Executive Office of the President
9:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon "Power Talks" Plenary

Moderator: Patricia E. Evans, M.D., M.P.H.
San Francisco Department of Public Health

The Power of Gender in Drug Abuse Research, Prevention, and Treatment
Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D.
Boston University

The Power of Faith as a Protective Factor Against Drug Abuse
John M. Wallace, Jr., Ph.D.
University of Michigan

The Power of Collaboration in Research and Treatment
James Cornish, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Marilyn C. Stewart, M.S.W.
Defender Association of Philadelphia

The Power of the Community Voice: Research Concerns and Needs
Michael Neely
Integrated Care System

Various Constituent Groups and Audience Members
12:00 noon Closing Remarks

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