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International Forum Scientific Exchange

NIH Director Francis Collins Says Global Health Is a Priority

In a keynote address at the Partnering for Global Health Forum this past June, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., emphasized the importance of collaborative global health research to NIH and the United States.

Answering the question of why NIH should support global research, Dr. Collins noted, “What we learn in carrying out research in global health benefits our own citizens as well.” Quoting Julio Frenk, M.D., Ph.D., Dean, Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Collins emphasized “Global is not the opposite of domestic.”

Coming Soon: Call for Posters for 2012 Prevention Research Meeting

Abstracts will soon be accepted for the 5th Annual NIDA International Poster Session at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 20th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, May 29–June 1, 2012.

NIDA’s International Program and Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research will host the poster session to highlight international drug abuse-related prevention research, including HIV/AIDS prevention research in drug-using populations. Abstract submissions will undergo the same peer review process as other poster submissions for SPR.

International Traveling Fellows Participate in NIDA International Forum and CPDD

Researchers from Russia and South Africa were selected as the 2011 WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellows. NIDA partners with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) to provide support for a 1-week research visit with a NIDA grantee and participation in the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting.

The 2011 International Traveling Fellows are:

NIDA International Forum Focuses on Collaboration Among Research Organizations and Binational Scientific Teams

“Find good partners, start small, and take advantage of every research training and funding opportunity available.” That was the theme of presenters at the 16th Annual NIDA International Forum, which featured reports on U.S. initiatives to improve evidence-based drug treatment, research training, and policy implementation around the world.

NIDA Supports Poster Session at Annual Prevention Research Meeting

The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) recently welcomed scientists and experts from around the world to explore prevention science from a global health perspective with the intent of fostering worldwide rapid development of evidence-based policies, strategies, and programs.

Meeting Held To Discuss Current Science in Addiction Medicine

The 42nd American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) annual meeting, held this past April, gathered addiction researchers, providers, and professionals to exchange ideas and information and explore new and innovative science-based addiction treatment models. NIDA International Program director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., joined his colleagues to participate in two symposiums. The first addressed innovative models of addiction treatment from the international context.

Former Fellow Organizes Drug Policy Forum in Uruguay

Gabriela (Gabby) Olivera, Uruguay, former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow, organized and hosted a drug policy forum in Montevideo, Uruguay, in May.

NIDA Awards Tuition Waiver for Intensive Summer Institute in Addiction

Cendrine Danae Robinson, a doctoral student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was recently awarded a tuition waiver from the NIDA International Program to attend the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction in the Netherlands later this year.

2010 NIDA International Forum: Speaker Presentations

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2009 NIDA International Forum: Speaker Presentations

If you would like to view these presentations, you may click the links below to request a copy via email.