December 31, 2010

NIDA staff members attended an International Program briefing about free, online drug abuse research training modules available through, a Web site developed by Medical Directions, Inc. (MDI), with NIDA International Program Small Business Innovative Research funding through Danya International. The courses include biostatistics; evaluating substance abuse programs; designing and managing clinical trials; and the new neurobiology of addiction, which includes state-of-the-science interactive 3-D animation of brain pathways developed by MDI and NIDA grantee Nick Gilpin, University of California, Los Angeles Laboratory of Neuroimaging. Participants at the briefing were enthusiastic about the courses and offered several suggestions about how NIDA can promote these courses among grantee, constituent, and partner organizations.