April 26, 2016

More than 120 contributors from 14 nations have published two volumes in Progress in Brain Research (2016, volumes 223 and 224) that review the neuroscience of addiction. The reports emphasize how neuroscience methods and interventions can be used in clinical practice and identify research gaps and clinical practice needs. The project was co-edited by Martin Paulus, M.D., Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Hamed Ekhtiari, M.D., Ph.D., Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies in Tehran. Dr. Ekhtiari calls the work “a tangible output of the NIDA International Program … that brings mutual understanding, collaborations, and respect between U.S. scientists and the international community of addiction medicine.” NIDA staff members who contributed to the volumes include Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., and Intramural Research Program staff Jean Lud Cadet, Daniele Caprioli, Lorenzo Leggio, Vani Pariyadath, Yavin Shaham, and Elliot A. Stein.