April 1, 2010

Monica S. Malta, Ph.D., a 2004–2005 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow from Brazil, has received the 2009 International Society of Addiction Journal Editors/ World Health Organization (ISAJE/WHO) Young Scholars Award. Dr. Malta, a researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, received the award for her paper, “Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy for Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Among Drug Users: A Systematic Review,” published in Addiction. ISAJE, WHO, and Virginia Commonwealth University cosponsor the ISAJE/WHO Young Scholars Award to promote the involvement of young scholars from low- and middle-income countries in the addiction science field by recognizing the best paper published on any topic related to addiction. The winner receives a certificate and financial support to attend an international scientific or clinical meeting in the addiction or substance abuse field, to be chosen by the winner in consultation with the ISAJE/WHO award committee. Dr. Malta will attend the 2010 NIDA International Forum. The runner-up was Dr. Lu Yin, from China, for her paper “Willingness of Chinese Injection Drug Users To Participate in HIV Vaccine Trials,” published in Vaccine.

Applications for the 2010 award are due July 31, 2010. Applicants must be less than 35 years old and the lead author on a paper published either online or in print by a peer-reviewed scholarly journal between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2010, that reports on research carried out predominantly in a low- or middle-income country as specified by the World Bank. Applicants also should hold a current academic or research position in a low- or middle-income country, or should have held such a position at the time the research for the paper was conducted. For further details, contact Molly Jarvis, ISAJE Executive Officer, 4 Windsor Walk, London SE5 8AF, United Kingdom. E-mail: molly@addictionjournal.org.