September 3, 2012

The NIDA International Program supported three participants in a Regional Grant Writing and Scientific Peer Review Workshop that was held June 27–29, 2012, in Bogotá, Colombia. The workshop, which was organized by U.S. and Latin American officials, provided guidance on identifying training and funding opportunities, developing grant applications, establishing collaborations, and understanding the grant review process, confidentiality, and conflict of interest. Ivan Montoya, M.D., NIDA Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Addiction, was one of the U.S. faculty members and made several presentations during the meeting. The NIDA-supported participants included 2001–2002 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Ines Bustamante, Ph.D., Peru; Franco Romani, M.D., Peru; and Maria Isabel Roldos, D.Ph., Ecuador. In addition to NIDA, the workshop was supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the National Institutes of Health; Fogarty International Center; National Cancer Institute; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Pan American Health Organization; Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection; and the Colombian National Institute of Health.