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NIDA, Russian Officials Discuss Research Programs

NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., and NIDA staff, with Victor Ivanov and his colleagues.NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., left, led the team of NIDA staff members who met with Victor Ivanov, director of the Federal Drug Control Service of Russia, right, and his colleagues.

NIDA Supports Participants at NHSN Conference

The NIDA International Program supported nine researchers who participated in the 2012 National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) 12th Annual International Conference. The conference was held September 26–29 in San Diego, California. The meeting focused on the integration of translational research and ways to meet health needs among subpopulations with a variety of comorbid diseases and differing genetic and environmental backgrounds.

SAVE THE DATE! 2013 NIDA International Forum

2013 NIDA International Forum

Registration Now Open

June 14–17, 2013

Hilton Bayfront Hotel, San Diego, California

Abstract Submission and Travel Award Application Deadline: December 15, 2012

Italy Translates NIDA Website as Part of Binational Agreement

Building on the 2011 binational agreement between NIDA and the Italian Department for Anti-Drug Policies (DAP), Italy has translated the NIDA website, Easy-to-Read Drug Facts, into Italian. The easy-to-read website features pictures and videos to help readers understand the text about drug abuse, addiction, and treatment. The pages are easy to print out to share with people who do not have computers.

Thai Researchers Translate NIDA Notes Articles

The Anti Narcotic-Coordinating Center of the Thai National Council on Social Welfare has translated articles from NIDA Notes to make the material more accessible to researchers and policymakers in the region.

NIDA's Mini-Meetings Encourage Research Exchange

NIDA is hosting small meetings in conjunction with larger, more broadly focused conferences to bring together drug abuse and addiction scientists to share research findings and explore potential collaborations. The mini-meetings include:

Addiction Science Journal Gets New Publisher

NIDA’s award-winning peer-reviewed journal, Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, was recently acquired by Biomed Central, a large science, technology, and medicine publisher. The journal continues to be freely available through PubMed Central but will no longer appear in a print edition.

Researchers Travel to Hispanic International Conference

Ten researchers received travel awards to present their research at the poster session during the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) International Conference. NHSN, which fosters the development and advancement of Hispanic scientists to promote future leaders, chose as its theme for this year, “Pathway Toward Health Equities in Hispanic Populations.” The NHSN conference International Poster Session showcased ongoing research projects to generate discussion and create linkages for collaborations.

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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
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA