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ERANID To Fund Multinational Research on Drug Use Pathways

The European Research Area Network on Illicit Drugs (ERANID) has announced plans to fund €4 million in multidisciplinary, transnational research investigating processes underlying the dynamics of drug use pathways and transitions between types of drug use. Funding organizations in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and the Netherlands will support researchers from their own nations working in networks with colleagues from other participating countries. Details are available here.

NIDA Supports Two Participants in Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

The NIDA International Program provided full tuition scholarships to researchers from California and Maryland to participate in the 2015 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction. Michael Lebsack-Coleman is a Ph.D. candidate at Claremont Graduate University, working to develop a brief intervention based on the theory of planned behavior targeting adolescents using alcohol and marijuana. He has worked on drug abuse research projects at the Tarzana Treatment Center, University of California, Los Angeles, and Loyola Marymount University. Andrew Ninnemann is a therapist and Ph.D.

NIDA Selects INVEST Postdoctoral Fellows

NIDA has awarded INVEST postdoctoral fellowships to five drug abuse researchers who will work with NIDA-supported researchers at U.S. institutions. The three INVEST Drug Abuse Research fellows are:

NIDA Offers Tuition Scholarship to Dutch Summer Institute on Addiction

Application Deadline: March 15, 2013

The NIDA International Program is offering one full scholarship (not including housing) to a U.S. participant in the 2013 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction.

Good Behavior Game Wins 2012 Mentor International Best Practice Award

Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, Sheppard G. Kellam, M.D., and Jeanne M. Poduska, Sc.D.

Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, center, presented the International Best Practice Award to Sheppard G. Kellam, M.D., and Jeanne M. Poduska, Sc.D., for the Good Behavior Game.

NIDA Awards Tuition Waiver to Dutch Summer Institute

Thanks to a tuition waiver provided by the NIDA International Program, Allison Valentine Schlosser, a doctoral student in medical anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, will attend the Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction. Ms. Schlosser began conducting addiction research in 2005 as a social worker. She hopes to conduct international comparative addiction research integrating anthropological and health services research when she completes her degree. The University of Amsterdam sponsors the 2-week, multidisciplinary institute.

Dutch Researcher Uses DISCA Award To Explore Prevention Research

Harrie Jonkman, Dr.S., Verwey-Jonker Institute, The Netherlands, has received a NIDA Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Award (DISCA) to extend his collaboration with J. David Hawkins, Ph.D., University of Washington in Seattle. With previous support from the NIDA International Program and the Dutch Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) through the U.S.–Netherlands Binational Agreement, the two have collaborated on implementing and assessing the outcomes of the Communities That Care prevention intervention in 10 Dutch and 12 U.S. cities.

Applications Open for Intensive Summer Training on Addiction

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction, a multidisciplinary summer training program in addiction research.

Summer Institute Enriches Doctoral Student’s Research Training

Ms. Cendrine Danae Robinson attended the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction in The Netherlands earlier this year and found that the experience exceeded her expectations.

Ms. Robinson, a doctoral student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, attended the Summer Institute through a tuition waiver from the NIDA International Program. The Institute “immensely enriched my graduate training,” she wrote in a final report of her experience.