Earlier this month, the NIDA International Program welcomed 27 fellows from as many nations as part of an orientation for new fellowship awardees. International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., and Associate Director Dale Weiss hosted the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from Virginia Commonwealth University and Johns Hopkins University, who were joined by NIDA INVEST and INVEST/CTN fellows for the 3-day orientation.
More than 200 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from 93 countries descended on Washington, D.C., this fall to participate in the time-honored Global Leadership Forum. A 4-day event sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Forum offers the fellows the opportunity to learn more about U.S. institutions, Federal agencies, and international organizations.
Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship host universities each have teamed with a local college or university to broaden the impact of the program to the selected fellows as well as to faculty and students.
This year’s more than 200 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows representing 93 countries, including our NIDA-supported fellows, were honored with a reception at the U.S. Department of State and a surprise visit from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Ms. Dale Weiss, program analyst from the NIDA International Program, and Fellowships Administrator Ms. Lisa Jordre met with the new Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows early in September to introduce them to some of the NIDA resources and opportunities available to them during their fellowships.
International research and exchange collaborations contribute to advances in scientific understanding about drug abuse and addiction. To foster these exchanges, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) partners with the U.S. Department of State to support a unique training program for midcareer drug abuse professionals. Through the combination of academic courses at a leading U.S. university and a professional affiliation with an Institute grantee, NIDA Hubert H.