May 22, 2018

The E-News informs the international drug abuse research community about National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International news, funding opportunities, research programs, upcoming meetings, and announcements.

2018

Former NIDA Fellow Assesses Impact of Mexican Drug Law Reforms on HIV Transmission

September 4, 2018
Provides a link to an open access article about the flawed implementation and potential negative consequences of a 2009 Mexican drug law reform that had limited—or potentially negative—effects on HIV transmission among people who inject drugs in Tijuana.

Journal Article Highlights Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Research by NIDA International Fellows

September 4, 2018
Reports on a July 2018 Current Opinion in Psychiatry article that assesses the implications of research conducted by former NIDA International Program fellows on U.S. efforts to address the opioid crisis and describes the impact of the NIDA International Program on international drug abuse research collaboration.

NIDA Awards Tuition Waiver for Researcher Attending Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

September 4, 2018
Announces the recipients of NIDA scholarships to the 2018 Dutch program, which focuses on policy models, prevention, and evidence-based treatment for addiction.

NIDA Awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to International Addiction Researchers

September 4, 2018
Announces new NIDA INVEST and INVEST/CTN postdoctoral fellowships for drug abuse researchers from two nations.

International Organizers Invited To Participate in NDAFW

September 4, 2018
Invites international substance use professionals to participate in the NIDA and NIAAA National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, which will be held January 22–27, 2019.

NIDA Plans Poster Session and Travel Awards for 2019 SPR Research Meeting

September 4, 2018
Announces the NIDA International Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Poster Session, which will begin the 27th Annual SPR Annual Meeting on May 28, 2019, in San Francisco, California.

2019 NIDA International Forum Abstract Submission To Open in November 2018 - Save the Date!

September 4, 2018
Announces the dates for the 2019 NIDA International Forum. The meeting will be held June 14–17, 2019, in conjunction with the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Brazil’s CPAD Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

September 4, 2018
Reviews the successful 20-year history of publications, training, and collaborative research conducted under the direction of Flavio Pechansky, M.D., Ph.D., at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research (CPAD), an independent center of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Hospital de Clinicas of Porto Alegre, Brazil.

NIDA Humphrey Fellow Wins CPDD International Committee Award for Best Poster

September 4, 2018
Announces the winner of the 2018 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee award for best international research poster presentation by a scientist from a low- or middle-income country at the joint NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research Poster Session.

ICRS Honors NIDA Grantee

September 4, 2018
Describes NIDA activities at the International Cannabis Research Society 2018 Symposium, including staff presentations and a lifetime achievement award for a NIDA grantee.

NIDA International Forum Explores International Research Advances

September 4, 2018
Briefly summarizes the 2018 NIDA International Forum, including plenary session speakers, breakout session topics, and the NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research Poster Session.

Updates from NIDA Humphrey Fellows

June 7, 2018
Lists recent accomplishments by NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows at Virginia Commonwealth University.

NIDA Humphrey Fellow Invites Pakistani Ambassador to VCU

June 7, 2018
Pictures the Pakistani ambassador to the United States and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) officials during the ambassador’s April 2018 visit to the VCU campus, which was arranged by NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Rabia Hanif.

Humphrey Fellowships Turn 40

June 7, 2018
Describes U.S. Department of State activities marking the 40th anniversary of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program and provides a link to more information about the NIDA-supported component of the Humphrey Fellowships.

International Organizers Use Creative Approaches for Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Events

June 7, 2018
Describes international substance abuse educational events held during the 2018 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week to provide teens with NIDA- and NIAAA-developed scientific facts about drugs and alcohol.

CPDD International Committee Selects Travel Award Recipient

June 7, 2018
Announces that a researcher from Argentina is the 2018 recipient of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee Travel Award that supports the participation of drug abuse researchers from low- and middle-income countries at the NIDA International Forum and CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

Fogarty International Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

June 7, 2018
Provides links to a book and a symposium webcast documenting global health research accomplishments supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center.

NIDA International Poster Session Begins SPR Meeting

June 7, 2018
Describes international activities at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Conference, including the 11th Annual NIDA International poster session and the International Networking Forum.

NIDA Re-Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for International Research Collaboration

June 7, 2018
Announces a funding opportunity to support collaboration on drug abuse and addiction research between researchers in the United States and their partners in other countries.

Brazilian Researcher Receives Inciardi Award to Attend Forum and CPDD

June 4, 2018
Announces the 2018 recipient of the James Inciardi Award for Young Investigators, established in memory of Dr. Inciardi to provide travel support to the NIDA International Forum and College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) meetings for a researcher from the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

NIDA Officials Brief Early Career Investigators at SfN

January 10, 2018
Describes a NIDA program about fellowships and grant opportunities to support early career drug abuse researchers during the 2017 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

NIDA Humphrey Fellows Meet U.S. and International Experts

January 10, 2018
Lists U.S. government and international organization speakers at a meeting for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows interested in substance abuse.

Field Guide to Drug Demand Reduction Program Development Now Online

January 10, 2018
Provides a link to a U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs publication about developing evidence-based drug prevention and treatment programs around the world.

NIDA Supports ISAM Conference

January 10, 2018
Reports on drug abuse researchers affiliated with NIDA who spoke at the International Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference, which was held October 26–29, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

NIDA Cosponsors International Symposium on Drugged Driving at EMCDDA

January 10, 2018
Briefly summarizes the Third International Symposium on Drug-Impaired Driving, which was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on October 23, 2017, to review new research and knowledge gaps about the implications of cannabis policy changes for drug-impaired driving.

EMCDDA Honors NIDA-Supported Research at Lisbon Addictions Conference

January 10, 2018
Describes a European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) award presented to a team of NIDA-supported researchers, including a former NIDA fellow, and research presentations by former NIDA fellows at the EMCDDA Second European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, which was held October 24–26, 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal.

NIDA Humphrey Fellows Participate in ISSUP Meeting

January 10, 2018
Describes training programs offered during the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) Third Annual Meeting, which was held in December 2017.

Fogarty International Center Announces Funding Opportunity for Health Professional Research Education Programs in Africa

January 10, 2018
Announces a U.S. National Institutes of Health funding opportunity to improve biomedical, behavioral or clinical research, and health care service training in the countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

University of Amsterdam Honors NIDA Director

January 10, 2018
Announces the honorary doctorate presented to National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., by the University of Amsterdam.

2017

NIDA Awards Tuition Waivers for Two Researchers Attending Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

September 7, 2017
Announces the recipients of NIDA scholarships to the 2017 Dutch program, which focuses on policy models, prevention, and evidence-based treatment for addiction.

NIDA Humphrey Fellows Begin Studies

September 7, 2017
Describes the qualifications and fellowship goals of the 2017–2018 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows at Virginia Commonwealth University.

NIDA Selects Four Postdoctoral Fellows

September 7, 2017
Announces new NIDA-Inserm and INVEST postdoctoral fellowships for drug abuse researchers from three nations.

AMECA Symposium Examines Links Between Psychological Trauma, Early Life Adversity, and Addiction

September 7, 2017
Describes a research symposium organized by the Africa and the Middle East Congress on Addiction (AMECA) and Society for Neuroscience in Africa (SONA), which reviewed recent research examining exposure to the psychological trauma and hardships related to natural disasters, wars, and early life adversities that increases risk for mental and addictive disorders.

Getting an Early Start, Kenyan NGO Hosts NDAFW Education Program; International Organizations Invited To Register Events for 2018

September 7, 2017
Invites international substance abuse professionals to plan and host educational events during the 2018 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week to provide teens with NIDA- and NIAAA-developed scientific facts about drugs and alcohol.

SPR Meeting Features NIDA International Poster Session

September 7, 2017
Describes the NIDA-supported international prevention research poster session that took place during the 2017 Society for Prevention Research meeting and announces travel award support to eight scientists.

InWomen’s Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary

September 7, 2017
Describes the 2017 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender (InWomen’s) Group Conference, held June 16, 2017, in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting.

CPDD International Committee Award Supports Researcher Attending NIDA International Forum and CPDD Meetings

September 7, 2017
Announces that a researcher from Iran is the 2017 recipient of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee Award that supports the participation of drug abuse researchers from low- and middle-income countries at the NIDA International Forum and CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

CPDD International Committee Presents Award for Best Poster at International Research Poster Session

September 7, 2017
Announces the winner of the 2017 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) award for best international research poster presentation by a scientist from a low- or middle-income country at the joint NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research Poster Session.

Inserm Funds Joint Cannabis Research Program With University of Indiana and Former NIDA INVEST Fellow

September 7, 2017
Announces a joint research program, supported by the French Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm), between a National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded researcher and French colleagues who hope to define new structural, molecular, and functional synaptic substrates of the sex-specific effects of adolescent cannabis use on behavior.

NIDA International Forum Focuses on Marijuana Policies, Interventions, and Research Needs

September 7, 2017
Briefly summarizes the 2017 NIDA International Forum, including plenary session speakers, breakout session topics, and the NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research poster session.

Regional Conference Addressed Addiction and Mental Health Issues in Africa and the Middle East

May 26, 2017
Describes the 4th Africa and Middle East Congress on Addiction (AMECA), which took place in in Monastir, Tunisia, December 1–4, 2016.

InWomen’s Group Announces Agenda and Travel Awards, Seeks Additions to Annotated Bibliography

May 26, 2017
Solicits contributions for an annotated bibliography of research articles focused on substance use prevention or treatment among women and children. Also announces details about the 2017 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender (InWomen’s) Group Conference, to be held June 16, 2017, in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting.

Updates From Former NIDA Humphrey Fellows

May 26, 2017
Provides details about the roles of former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows in implementing an online substance abuse prevention program in Brazil, organizing a youth leadership conference in Pakistan, and administering a government agency responsible for drug abuse issues in Vietnam.

2016–2017 NIDA Humphrey Fellows Complete Their Studies

May 26, 2017
Identifies speakers at the ceremony for NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows who completed their academic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Record Number of International Events During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2017

May 26, 2017
Reports on international educational events scheduled to provide teens with NIDA- and NIAAA-developed scientific facts about drugs and alcohol.

NIDA Humphrey Fellows Meet With Uruguay’s Ambassador to the United States

May 26, 2017
Describes a meeting between officials from Uruguay and the NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows to discuss the country’s efforts to prevent tobacco use through public health regulations.

NIDA, Inserm Renew Binational Agreement and Focus on Postdoctoral Fellowships at NeuroFrance 2017

May 26, 2017
Announces the renewal of a binational agreement between NIDA and the French Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm), reports on the NIDA-Inserm Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Fellowships for U.S. and French scientists, and describes NIH participation at the NeuroFrance 2017 meeting.

Call for Abstracts: 3rd International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents

January 11, 2017
Announces the first call for abstracts and provides details for a November 2017 scientific meeting organized by the AITANA research group at the Spanish University Miguel Hernández and the University of Seville.

2016

NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows Begin Studies

December 16, 2016
Describes the qualifications and fellowship goals of the 2016–2017 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows.

InWomen’s Group To Celebrate 10th Anniversary at 2017 Conference

December 16, 2016
Announces the abstract submission deadline and primary topics for the 2017 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender (InWomen’s) Group Conference, to be held June 16, 2017, in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting.

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