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International Forum Scientific Exchange

NIDA Symposium, Workshop, and IAS-NIDA Fellows Featured at AIDS 2010

Two NIDA-supported meetings featured international drug abuse research during the XVIII International AIDS Conference, which was held July 18–23, in Vienna, Austria. Prevention and Treatment of HIV and AIDS Among Drug-Using Populations: A Global Perspective was chaired by NIDA AIDS Research Program Director Dr. Jacques Normand and featured presentations by NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow on the neurobiology of drug use and HIV risk behavior; U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Dr.

SPR International Networking Forum Focuses on Outreach; Good Behavior Game Network Launched

Building upon momentum from the previous year, more than 40 international scientists, policymakers, and community representatives participated in the 2010 International Networking Forum at SPR to share knowledge and information about prevention strategies and interventions involving international collaborations. A major topic this year was planning for the 2011 SPR Annual Meeting, which will focus on international research and promoting global health.

NIDA Supports Experts Participating in International Meetings

The NIDA International Program has supported researchers who participated in three recent scientific meetings:

Fogarty Meeting Focuses on International Tobacco Research

Participants at the 2010 meeting of the Fogarty International Center International Tobacco Research and Capacity Building Network shared experiences on project management, research and training collaborations between domestic and foreign investigators, and connections between National Institutes of Health (NIH) grantees and other U.S. Government and international tobacco research initiatives. Ms. Dale Weiss, NIDA International Program, chaired a session that featured presentations by four NIDA grantees: Dr.

NIDA Hosts Iraqis

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program hosted a group of four Iraqis taking part in the Iraq–Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Initiative. In 2008, Iraq and SAMHSA launched the initiative, in which multidisciplinary behavioral health teams from Iraq visit SAMHSA and host sites around the United States to learn about various interventions the teams want to adapt for implementation in Iraq.

Researchers Meet in Hanoi To Engage in Research Exchange

In November 2010, 65 researchers joined NIDA and Fogarty International Center (FIC) fellowship and trainee alumni in Hanoi, Vietnam, to initiate an Asian Regional Research Collaboration Network.

Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Program

Distinguished International Scientist Awards (DISCA) and
U.S. Distinguished International Scientist Awards (USDISCA)

Develop Innovative Research Through International Collaboration

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.