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Professional Development Webinars

Professional Development Webinars provide exercises and tips for scientists to enhance their oral and poster presentation skills and effectively communicate their research in formal and informal settings.

ONDCP and NIDA Create Online Physician Training Courses for Prescribing Painkillers

International health care providers may take advantage of unique training tools developed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and NIDA to help health care providers screen and manage patients taking prescription opioid analgesics. Prescription drug diversion and abuse is an epidemic in the United States, and is reported to be increasing around the world. The U.S.

Australian State Honors Director for Developing Online Master's Degree in Addiction Studies

The University of Adelaide Director of the International Programme in Addiction Studies (IPAS), Femke Buisman-Pijlman, Ph.D., M.Sc., has received a State Teaching Award for her innovative work around online learning and developing the IPAS program. Dr. Buisman-Pijlman was named Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Early Career Educator of the Year in tertiary teaching. The vice chancellors of the three state universities—Flinders University, University of South Australia, and University of Adelaide—participated in the awards gala. Dr.

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.

New Webinar Series on Brain Disorders

The Fogarty International Center is hosting a series of live webinars on research resulting from its funding opportunity on brain disorders. The series, covering a range of topics related to brain disorders, will help shed light on some of the challenges and potential solutions in developing collaborative research and capacity-building projects relevant to low- and middle-income countries. Register for the webinars at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FICBRAIN. Presentations, which will begin at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern time, include:

U.S. Schools Open First Accredited Residency Programs in Addiction Medicine

Ten U.S. medical institutions have just introduced the first accredited residency programs in addiction medicine. Doctors who have completed medical school and a primary residency will be able to spend a year studying the relationship between addiction, heredity, and brain chemistry.

Webinars Help Forum Participants Prepare

The NIDA International Program held a series of webinars this spring to help participants of the 16th NIDA International Forum prepare their poster and oral presentations.

Opportunities To Conduct Research in Australia

The Australian Government is offering awards to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and its neighbors through the country’s extensive scholarship programs. The Endeavor Award is an internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East to undertake study, research, and professional development in Australia. Awards are available for postgraduate or postdoctoral fellows or midcareer professionals interested in enhancing their professional development.

Online Mentoring Now Available to Addiction Authors

Addiction scientists working in low- and middle-income countries can now have one-on-one support to facilitate the publication of completed work. The free service, offered by the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors and its satellite Web site, PARINT.org (Publishing Addiction Research Internationally), offers investigators who often work in institutions that lack a history of writing for peer-reviewed journals guidance when preparing their work for publication.

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NIDA International Program Fellowships

Application Deadlines:
Postdoctoral Fellowships:
April 1

Meetings

January 14 - January 18, 2015
New Orleans, LA
February 12 - February 16, 2015
San Jose, California, USA