February 27, 2013

Bulat Idrisov, M.D., Russia, has been selected as the 2013 WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellow. NIDA partners with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) to provide support for a 1-week research visit with a NIDA grantee and participation in the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting. Since 2009, Dr. Idrisov has been working with Steven Sussman, Ph.D., University of Southern California, to implement Project EX, an evidence-based youth smoking cessation program, in Russia. The fellowship will permit Drs. Idrisov and Sussman to complete manuscripts about Project EX and to continue their evolving research into social self-control, post-traumatic growth, and multiple addiction arenas. In addition to his work at the Bashkortostan State Medical University regional pediatrics hospital, Dr. Idrisov works with the university’s Department of International Affairs, serving as a medical interpreter and cultural ambassador for visiting professors.