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NIDA Centers Raise Physicians' Awareness of Drug Abuse Issues

Highlights four Centers of Excellence for Physician Information designed to increase physicians' awareness of research on the medical consequences of drug abuse and addiction and incorporate research findings into clinical practice.

NIDA Initiates Pediatrics Symposium on Adolescent Health

Presents highlights of a symposium sponsored by NIDA in October 2008 to discuss adolescent brain and cognitive development and consider the impact of drug abuse on young people.

Universities Offer Online Master's Program in Addiction Studies

Describes a consortium of three universities that launched a 12-month intensive online program last August that leads to a master's degree in addiction studies.

NIDA's National Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

Introduces five new members to the NIDA National Advisory Council meeting, including Drs. Xavier Castellanos, Steven Childers, Thomas Crowley, Anita Everett, and Hazel Szeto.

Conferees Discuss Ways to Eliminate Disparities in Care

Presents highlights of a meeting summit to discuss ways to eliminate disparities in care, particularly as they relate to drug abuse and HIV.

Three Scientists Receive Grants for Innovative AIDS Research

Announces the recipients of the inaugural Avant-Garde Award for research to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS in drug abusers, Drs. Julio Montaner, Ileana Cristea, and Jerome Groopman.

NIDA Reprises Online Chat Day

Highlights NIDA’s second annual Chat Day where NIDA scientists and staff responded to drug abuse and addiction questions from teachers and students.

NIDA Awards Prizes at International Science Fair

Announces the 2009 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.

New Advisory Council Members

Announces the addition of three new members to NIDA’s National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse.

Annual Event Teaches Students Brain Science

Highlights activities held during Brain Awareness Week for students in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, to learn about brain anatomy and function.

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