A Fogarty International Center (FIC) review of the NIDA- and FIC-supported International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program (TOBAC) has documented outcomes for 34 R01 5-year grants. NIDA contributed $5.3 million for 14 grants awarded between 2002 and 2012. The FIC review cited exceptional outcomes from four NIDA-supported research teams that have published 196 scientific articles and contributed to significant policy and training initiatives in:
Participants at the 2010 meeting of the Fogarty International Center International Tobacco Research and Capacity Building Network shared experiences on project management, research and training collaborations between domestic and foreign investigators, and connections between National Institutes of Health (NIH) grantees and other U.S. Government and international tobacco research initiatives. Ms. Dale Weiss, NIDA International Program, chaired a session that featured presentations by four NIDA grantees: Dr.
Gabriel Andreuccetti, a Ph.D. candidate in epidemiology at the University of São Paolo Medical School, Brazil, has received the 2011 International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE)/World Health Organization Young Scholars Award.
Former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Mario Sobrinho, Public Ministry of São Paulo, Brazil, helped organize a 2-day seminar on therapeutic justice for government and police officials, prosecutors, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Dr. Sobrinho worked with officials at the U.S. Consulate office in São Paulo as part of a series of meetings organized to discuss ways to improve the performance of government in relation to drugs.