En español
NIDA

Menu

Fogarty, NIDA-Funded Research “Making a Difference” in Bulgaria

In research funded by NIDA and the Fogarty International Center (FIC), Jasmin Vassileva, Ph.D., University of Chicago, is investigating the impact of heroin on neurocognitive function and HIV transmission in Bulgaria. Why Bulgaria? In Chicago, up to 80% of heroin users also use cocaine, making it difficult to isolate the effects of a single drug. In contrast, Bulgarian heroin users are more likely to use only that drug. In addition, both heroin addiction and HIV are major public health problems and research is scarce in the country where Dr. Vassileva was born. Dr. Vassileva’s project is featured in the FIC series Making a Difference, which highlights exemplary global health research projects. Read the full article here.

This page was last updated June 2013

    2014 NIDA International Forum

    June 13 – 16, 2014
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Register Online

     

    Important Dates

    NIDA International Program Fellowships

    Application Deadlines:
    Postdoctoral Fellowships:
    April 1

    Meetings

    April 1 - April 1, 2014
    Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    April 10 - April 13, 2014
    Orlando, Florida, USA