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NIDA Researchers and Scholars Joint Work Group Meeting

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Location: LocationBethesda, Maryland, Doubletree Bethesda Hotel and Executive Meeting Center
Date: Meeting DateSeptember 29, 2008 - 12:00am - September 30, 2008 - 12:00am

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The Special Populations Office, Office of the Director (OD), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), organized the NIDA Researchers and Scholars Joint Work Group Meeting on September 29–30, 2008, at the Doubletree Bethesda Hotel and Executive Meeting Center.

Mini Medical School — Marginalized African American Males

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Location: LocationAtlanta, Georgia, Morehouse School of Medicine
Date: Meeting DateJuly 20, 2009 - 12:00am - July 20, 2009 - 12:00am

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The Special Populations Office (SPO), Office of the Director (OD), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the African American Researchers and Scholars Work Group (AARSWG) convened a "Mini Medical School" centered on the theme of Marginalized African American Males on July 20, 2009, at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.  The 1-day meeting joined health care professionals, researchers, and members of the community interested in understanding the needs of substance abusers and addiction in the African American community.

Hawaii Addictions Conference/AAPI Work Group Scientific Conference

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Location: LocationHonolulu, Hawaii, Ala Moana Hotel
Date: Meeting DateMay 11, 2009 - 12:00am - May 12, 2009 - 12:00am

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The Special Populations Office (SPO), Office of the Director (OD), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), provided support for the 2009 Hawaii Addictions Conference/AAPI Work Group Scientific Conference May 11–12, 2009, in Honolulu, Hawaii.  NIDA's Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Work Group convened this meeting in order to discuss drug abuse and addiction research and treatment issues among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Ana Anders attended this meeting and presented welcome remarks on behalf of the SPO.

American Indian/Alaska Native Researchers and Scholars Work Group Meeting

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Location: LocationPortland, Oregon
Date: Meeting DateJune 8, 2009 - 12:00am - June 12, 2009 - 12:00am

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Members of NIDA's American Indian/Alaska Native Researchers and Scholars Work Group convened in Portland, Oregon, during the week of June 8 to discuss plans for research activities during the coming year.  A major focus of the workgroup meeting was developing mentoring activities for their "Native to Native Mentoring Program", developed to increase the number of American Indian/Alaska Natives pursuing research careers in substance-abuse research.

Addiction Research Training Institute: Leadership Development Workshop

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Location: LocationAtlanta, Georgia, Morehouse School of Medicine
Date: Meeting DateJuly 21, 2009 - 12:00am - July 24, 2009 - 12:00am

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The Special Populations Office (SPO), Office of the Director (OD), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the African American Researchers and Scholars Work Group (AARSWG) conducted the 2nd Annual Addiction Research Training Institute (ARTI) on July 21–24, 2009, at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. The ARTI was designed to train early/new investigators to become funded researchers in the area of substance abuse and addiction.  The trainees included 14 postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members from several academic institutions.

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