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.

2015

ERANID To Fund Multinational Research on Drug Use Pathways

September 2, 2015
Provides a link to the European Research Area Network on Illicit Drugs (ERANID) preliminary call for multidisciplinary, transnational research projects investigating drug use pathways.

CICAD Issues Report on Drug Use Trends in the Americas

September 2, 2015
Announces publication of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) report on drug use in countries that participate in the Organization of American States.

NIDA Supports Two Participants in Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

September 2, 2015
Announces the recipients of NIDA scholarships to the 2015 Dutch program, which focuses on policy models, prevention, and evidence-based treatment for addiction.

NIDA Selects INVEST Postdoctoral Fellows

September 2, 2015
Announces new INVEST, INVEST/Clinical Trial Network, and U.S.–Mexico postdoctoral fellowships for drug abuse researchers from five nations.

NIDA Supports ISAJE/Hashemite University Scientific Writing Workshop

September 2, 2015
Describes a NIDA International Program-supported workshop for substance abuse researchers in the Middle East and North Africa that was organized by the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE), University of California, San Francisco, and Hashemite University at Zarqa, Jordan.

SPR Meeting Features NIDA International Poster Session

September 2, 2015
Describes the NIDA-supported international prevention research poster session that took place during the 2015 Society for Prevention Research meeting and announces travel award support to nine scientists from eight nations.

Thai Researcher Named WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellow

September 2, 2015
Announces the recipient of the 2015 International Traveling Fellowship and describes the program supported by the NIDA International Program, World Health Organization, and College on Problems of Drug Dependence.

CPDD Creates Award for Best Poster at International Research Poster Session

September 2, 2015
Announces the winner of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) inaugural 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.

International Program Presents Awards of Excellence to Four Individuals

September 2, 2015
Announces the recipients of the 2015 NIDA International Awards of Excellence in mentoring, international leadership, and collaborative research.

NIDA International Forum Turns 20; Focuses on Opportunities for International Collaboration and Multidisciplinary Initiatives

September 2, 2015
Briefly summarizes the 2015 NIDA International Forum, including plenary session speakers, breakout session topics, the NIDA International Research poster session, and the 20th anniversary of the meeting.

NIDA Reissues International Collaborative Research Program Announcements

April 27, 2015
Announces new NIDA funding opportunities and research priorities for binational and multinational drug abuse research.

Egyptian Version of NIDA National Drug Facts Week a Success

April 22, 2015
Describes Egyptian participation in a NIDA school- and community-based drug abuse education and prevention activity aimed at teens, and invites international organizations to sponsor events affiliated with National Drug Facts Week.

INVEST/CTN Fellow Discusses Drug Abuse in Nepal

April 22, 2015
Describes a presentation by NIDA INVEST/CTN Fellow Chandra K. Jha at the University of Washington.

CTN Meeting Focuses on International Collaboration

April 22, 2015
Describes reports on drug abuse research conducted in Canada, China, Ecuador, Mexico, and Nepal that were presented at the NIDA Clinical Trials Network meeting in April 2015.

NIDA, SAMHSA Host Humphrey Fellows

April 22, 2015
Identifies NIDA staff members who briefed the 2014–2015 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows about the Institute’s research priorities, initiatives, and resources.

International Program Director and Former NIDA Humphrey Fellows Join UNODC Informal International Scientific Network

April 22, 2015
Announces members of a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime panel with ties to the NIDA International Program.

NIDA, ANRS Create Postdoctoral Drug Abuse and HIV Research Fellowship

March 30, 2015
Announces a new postdoctoral fellowship focused on HIV infections related to drug abuse, which is cosponsored by NIDA and the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS).

NIDA, U.S. Department of State Welcome Humphrey Fellows

January 5, 2015
Describes a NIDA International Program discussion at the U.S. State Department’s Global Leadership Forum and lists the 2014 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows.

International Teams Including Former Fellows Publish Results From Regional HIV Collaborative Research Grants

January 5, 2015
Reports on findings published by two international teams of scientists supported by a NIDA funding opportunity that promoted regional collaboration on research into drug abuse and HIV/AIDS.

NIDA Briefs Addiction Research Organizations

January 5, 2015
Describes cooperative activities between the NIDA International Program and the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors that are designed to help drug abuse researchers from low- and middle-income countries publish their findings. The activities were discussed at the September 2015 meeting of the International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Associations.

NIDA Organizes Symposium at ISAM Meeting

January 5, 2015
Identifies speakers and their topics from a NIDA-supported symposium on “Marijuana, Addiction Physicians, and Public Policy” at the October 2014 International Society of Addiction Medicine meeting.

International Drug Abuse Professionals Invited To Join NIDA National Drug Facts Week Activities

January 5, 2015
Describes a NIDA school- and community-based drug abuse education and prevention activity aimed at teens, and invites international organizations to sponsor events affiliated with National Drug Facts Week.

U.S. and French Researchers Focus on Binational Collaboration; Announce New NIDA-Inserm Fellows in Drug Abuse Research

January 5, 2015
Describes the 2nd Workshop on France-USA Collaborative Initiatives in Addiction and announces the first U.S. and French researchers awarded NIDA-Inserm Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Fellowships.

2014

NIDA Selects Australian and Chinese Researchers as INVEST/CTN Fellows

August 25, 2014
Announces new INVEST/Clinical Trial Network (CTN) fellowships for researchers who will investigate relapse risks and potential pharmacotherapies for methamphetamine dependence.

Regional Conference Will Address Addiction in Africa and the Middle East

August 25, 2014
Announces the 2nd Africa and Middle East Congress on Addiction (AMECA), which will take place in Rabat, Morocco, November 14–16, 2014.

NIDA Supports Two Participants in Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

August 25, 2014
Announces the recipients of NIDA scholarships to the 2-week Dutch program, which focuses on policy models, prevention, and evidence-based treatment for addiction.

Former INVEST Fellow Edits Journal Supplement on Inhalant Abuse

August 25, 2014
A special issue of the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research (Volume 3, 2014) focuses on recent advances and unanswered questions on inhalant research.

SPR Poster Session Features NIDA International Research

August 25, 2014
Describes NIDA-supported international prevention research activities that took place during the 2014 Society for Prevention Research meeting.

NIDA International Program Presents Awards of Excellence to Four Individuals

August 25, 2014
Announces the recipients of the 2014 NIDA International Awards of Excellence in mentoring, international leadership, collaborative research, and special recognition.

NIDA International Forum Focuses on Marijuana, New Psychoactive Substances, and the 25th Anniversary of the NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships

August 25, 2014
Briefly summarizes the 2014 NIDA International Forum, including plenary session speakers, breakout session topics, the NIDA International Research poster session, and the 25th Anniversary of the NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship program.

New Website Compiles CTN Common Data Elements for Clinical Trials Research

August 25, 2014
Provides the website address for a collection of standardized data collection instruments that will improve data quality and promote meaningful data exchange among clinical trials researchers.

What’s New: NIDA and French Research Agency Host Satellite at AIDS 2014, Announce New Fellows in HIV and Drug Use

August 25, 2014
Describes NIDA activities at the International AIDS Society (IAS) meeting, AIDS 2014, and announces new NIDA-IAS- Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le Sida et les hépatitis virales (ANRS) Postdoctoral Research Fellows in HIV and Drug Use from five nations: Australia, India, Iran, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe.

NIDA Names Georgian Researcher as Distinguished International Scientist

April 18, 2014
Announces a NIDA Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Award to a researcher from the Republic of Georgia to work with a U.S. partner developing a manual to implement supported employment programs for women with substance use disorders.

Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Program for U.S. and French Scientists

April 18, 2014
Describes postdoctoral drug abuse research fellowships for U.S. and French scientists cosponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm).

PAHO Offers Spanish-Language Resources for Addiction Researchers

April 18, 2014
Describes Spanish-language online resources for substance abuse researchers that are provided by the Pan American Health Organization.

Symposium Examines Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Africa

April 18, 2014
Discusses a research capacity-building initiative focused on mental health and addiction research in Africa.

WHO Begins Developing Guidelines on Managing Opioid Overdose

April 18, 2014
Discusses the evidence and issues being considered as the World Health Organization develops guidelines on managing opioid overdose.

2016 UN General Assembly Special Session To Focus on Drug Abuse Policy

April 18, 2014
Informs drug abuse researchers that they can participate in preparations for the 2016 United Nations General Assembly special session on drug abuse policy.

CTN International Forum Features Collaboration Reports

April 18, 2014
Discusses reports of collaboration between the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and researchers in Canada, Italy, Mexico, and Peru.

Spanish Society Honors NIDA’s Ivan Montoya

April 18, 2014
Announces an award from Socidrogalcohol to NIDA’s Ivan Montoya, M.D., M.P.H., honoring his efforts to promote drug abuse research in Spain and support training initiatives for addiction researchers and treatment professionals.

WHO Releases Guidelines on Managing Substance Use During Pregnancy

April 18, 2014
Describes NIDA’s role in developing the World Health Organization Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy.

NIDA Signs Binational Agreements With Peru and the United Arab Emirates

April 18, 2014
Announces new binational agreements between NIDA and research institutes in Peru and the United Arab Emirates.

2013

New Humphrey Fellows Meet Federal Officials

December 3, 2013
Lists the 2013 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows and describes their visits with NIDA and other public health officials and participation in the U.S. State Department’s Global Leadership Forum.

ICADTS Conference Session Explores Role of New Psychoactive Drugs

December 3, 2013
Describes a session about new psychoactive substances held during the 2013 International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) and co-chaired by NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., and Marilyn A. Huestis, Ph.D., NIDA Intramural Research Program.

Fogarty Review Documents Productivity of NIDA-Supported Tobacco Research

December 3, 2013
Discusses the outcomes of NIDA- and Fogarty International Center-supported tobacco research programs in Argentina, Brazil, China, and Syria.

NIDA Director and Other Thought Leaders Meet With His Holiness the Dalai Lama

December 3, 2013
Discusses the participation by NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and other experts in an October 2013 Mind & Life Institute conference on craving, desire, and addiction.

View the NIDA International Program Website on Mobile Devices

December 3, 2013
Announces new URL for NIDA International Program website, which is now accessible on mobile devices.

NIDA Humphrey Fellow Publishes Method To Detect New “Bath Salts”

September 11, 2013
Describes a research publication on identifying one form of the synthetic psychoactive substance known as “Bath Salts” that was coauthored by a former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow.

NIDA Selects New INVEST and INVEST/CTN Fellows

September 11, 2013
Announces NIDA International Program postdoctoral drug abuse research fellowship awards to scientists from China, Greece, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and The Netherlands.

NIDA–International AIDS Society Award Four New Fellowships, Add Partner

September 11, 2013
Announces NIDA–International AIDS Society Fellowships to scientists from Malaysia, Uganda, and Vietnam.

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