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NIDA Names Georgian Researcher as Distinguished International Scientist

Irma Kirtadze, M.D., senior researcher at Alternative Georgia Addiction Research Center in the Republic of Georgia, has received a NIDA Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Award (DISCA). Dr. Kirtadze will use the award to work with her U.S. partner, Hendrée Jones, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The two are developing a manual to implement supported employment programs for women with substance use disorders. During Dr.

Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Program for U.S. and French Scientists

The application deadline is May 1 for the 2014 round of postdoctoral research exchange fellowships cosponsored by NIDA and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm). In fiscal year 2014, NIDA will support up to two awards for French scientists to work in the United States with an eligible NIDA grantee, and Inserm will support up to two awards for U.S. scientists to work in France with an eligible mentor at an Inserm research unit or center. U.S.

New Humphrey Fellows Meet Federal Officials

Since the start of the fall term at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), the 2013 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows have met with officials from NIDA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and U.S. Department of State.

NIDA Humphrey Fellow Publishes Method To Detect New “Bath Salts”

Former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Jezelle Charles, M.S., Trinidad and Tobago, and her mentors at Virginia Commonwealth University have published an article in Biomedical Chromatography describing methods to identify and quantify one form of the synthetic psychoactive substance known as “bath salts.” The authors developed the assay in response to 2012 reports of N-benzyl-phenethylamine derivative abuse and overdose, and report that the assay is particularly well suited for use in emergency department settings. The article was published early online (doi: 10.1002/bmc.2999).

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Important Dates

NIDA International Program Fellowships

Application Deadlines:
Postdoctoral Fellowships:
April 1

Meetings

October 2 - October 6, 2014
Yokohama, Japan
October 18 - October 21, 2014
Berlin, Germany
November 15 - November 19, 2014
Washington, DC, USA