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.

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.

NIDA International Presents Awards of Excellence

September 11, 2013
Announces the recipients of the 2013 NIDA International Awards of Excellence in mentoring, international leadership, and collaborative research.

NIDA International Forum Focuses on Improving Evidence-Based Treatment

September 11, 2013
Presents a summary of the 2013 NIDA International Forum, which focused on evidence-based treatment.

NIDA Staff Host U.K. Research Officials

September 11, 2013
Describes a meeting between NIDA staff and officials from the United Kingdom to discuss animal research and new psychoactive substances.

NIDA Information Reaches Africa and Saudi Arabia

September 11, 2013
Describes a scientific exchange meeting in Saudi Arabia attended by NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., and dissemination of NIDA research materials in Ghana.

RFA Issued for FY14 HIV/AIDS Avant Garde Research Program

September 11, 2013
Announces new funding opportunities for innovative research on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among substance abusers.

NIDA–Inserm Create Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Fellowships for U.S. and French Scientists

September 11, 2013
Announces new postdoctoral fellowships for U.S. and French scientists in computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, statistics, genetics, or epigenetics.

Fogarty, NIDA-Funded Research “Making a Difference” in Bulgaria

June 11, 2013
Describes research investigating the impact of heroin on neurocognitive function and HIV transmission in Bulgaria.

Prevention Meeting Highlights International Research

June 11, 2013
Describes NIDA-supported international prevention research activities that took place during the 2013 Society for Prevention Research meeting.

NIDA Humphrey Fellows Celebrate End of Fellowship

June 11, 2013
Describes celebrations for the 2012–2013 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from Virginia Commonwealth and Johns Hopkins universities

NIDA Hosts New Investigators Symposium at Spanish Addiction Meeting

June 11, 2013
Reports on a continuing education course NIDA organized for addiction researchers in Spain.

Webinar Explores Role of Research in Drug Policy

June 11, 2013
Announces a virtual seminar that focuses on the interaction of politicians

NIDA Supports Dutch and EMCDDA Summer Programs in Addiction

June 11, 2013
Describes NIDA-supported summer courses for addiction professionals.

NIDA, Inserm Agree To Cooperate on Research, Training, and Exchange

June 11, 2013
Describes the agreement to cooperate on addiction research and training signed by NIDA and Inserm.

International Program Supports Inhalants Symposium at IDARS Meeting

June 11, 2013
Describes the NIDA International Program-supported symposium on inhalant abuse research presented at the 2013 International Drug Abuse Research Society meeting.

Former Humphrey Fellow Rehanna Kader Receives Ph.D.

June 11, 2013
Announces the advanced degrees earned by a former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey fellow from South Africa.

Mexican Officials Honor CTN Florida Node Alliance for Collaboration

June 11, 2013
Discusses the activities of a Mexican clinical trials network mentored by the Florida Node Alliance of the NIDA CTN.

NIDA Selects Three New Distinguished International Scientists

June 11, 2013
Announces NIDA Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Awards to scientists from Brazil

Former DISCA Awardee and Colleagues Report Changes in Mexican Controls Reduced Methamphetamine Potency, Harm in United States

April 24, 2013
Discusses a research report on how changes in Mexican law impacted the U.S. methamphetamine market.

Former NIDA Fellow Named Senior Scientist at Indian Occupational Health Institute

April 24, 2013
Announces the appointment of a former NIDA International Program fellow to the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Saudi Research Center Holds First International Meeting

April 24, 2013
Discusses khat research and an international meeting sponsored by the Substance Abuse Research Center in Jazan

CTN Workshops Feature Fellows' Research Reports and Grant-Writing Tips

April 24, 2013
Reports on research projects conducted by INVEST/CTN Fellows from Indonesia and Ireland

NIDA Director Discusses Health Consequences of Drug Use at Consortium of Universities for Global Health Meeting

April 24, 2013
Identifies addiction topics addressed by NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Rutgers Institute of Addiction Studies Focuses on Prevention and Recovery

April 24, 2013
Provides information about a summer training for drug abuse researchers.

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