October 30, 2011

Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship host universities each have teamed with a local college or university to broaden the impact of the program to the selected fellows as well as to faculty and students.

As part of the Humphrey Associate Campus Partnership, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is partnering with Virginia State University and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is partnering with Prince Georges Community College in Maryland. Partnership programs such as these have been successful in the past in incorporating a range of professional development and outreach activities between participating students and faculty and the cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows. The partnerships also enhance the understanding of health disparities research and community-based approaches to substance abuse issues in impoverished minority populations in the United States. The exchanges take place through formal and informal meetings, guest lectures by the fellows, and university and community events.

Through the Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship, the NIDA International Program has partnered with the U.S. Department of State since 1990 to support this unique component of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. Fellows benefit from a combination of academic courses at a leading U.S. university and professional mentoring by U.S. experts and NIDA-supported scientists. The relationship fosters an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding among drug abuse and addiction scientists. NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows are assigned to either VCU or JHU. Learn more about the fellowship at the NIDA International Program Web site.