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NIDA Names New Acting Deputy Director

Dr. David Shurtleff was recently named acting deputy director of NIDA. Dr. Shurtleff, who has been director of the Institute’s Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (DBNBR), will assist in developing, implementing, and managing NIDA’s programs, priorities, resources, policies, and research dissemination efforts.

Antonello Bonci To Lead Intramural Research at NIDA

University of California, San Francisco neuropsychopharmacologist Antonello Bonci, M.D., has been appointed the scientific director of the NIDA Intramural Research Program (IRP) in Baltimore.

SPR Honors NIDA International Program Director Steven Gust

NIDA International Program Director Dr. Steven W. Gust NIDA International Program Director
Dr. Steven W. Gust

Medication Development Researcher Phil Skolnick Leads NIDA Drug Discovery Efforts

Phil Skolnick, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon.), a leader in the worlds of corporate and academic drug research, has been appointed director of the NIDA Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse (DPMCDA). Dr. Skolnick was previously a research professor of psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center. He served as chief scientific officer at DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc., from 2001–2009.

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.

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NIDA Participates in Italian National School on Addiction

Building on the 2011 Binational Agreement between NIDA and the Italian Department for Anti-Drug Policies (DAP), NIDA staff and grantees taught a module of the National School on Addiction, which was held March 12–13, 2012, in Italy.

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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