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East Asia & Pacific

Binational Agreements

NIDA has signed letters of understanding to cooperate on biomedical and behavioral drug abuse research with the following institutions:

France:

Italy:

Mexico:

Richard Schottenfeld, M.D. and Mahmud Mazlan, M.D.

Richard Schottenfeld, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
and
Mahmud Mazlan, M.D.
Addiction Medicine
Substance Abuse Center
Muar, Malaysia

Perry F. Renshaw, M.D., Ph.D., and In Kyoon Lyoo, M.D., Ph.D.

Perry F. Renshaw, M.D., Ph.D.
Brain Imaging Center
McLean Hospital
Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
and
In Kyoon Lyoo, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Seoul National University Medical School
Seoul, South Korea

Report Warns of Worsening Drug Abuse in Myanmar Region

A new document, published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), reports that the manufacture, trafficking, and consumption of amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS) drugs in Myanmar, one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia, is worsening.

Regional Meetings Foster Collaborative Research

Drug abuse and HIV/AIDS researchers across the globe are taking advantage of local meetings to bridge the regional gap that often hinders the exchange of research ideas and the development of constructive collaborations. Meetings were held recently in Malaysia, Norway, and Ukraine

David S. Metzger, Ph.D.

David S. Metzger, Ph.D.
Center for Studies of Addiction
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

INVEST/CTN Fellow Targets Methamphetamine Use Among Filipino Adolescents

INVEST/Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Fellow Leonardo R. Estacio, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., spent his fellowship year focused on behavioral therapies to reduce methamphetamine abuse among adolescent Filipinos.

IAS-NIDA Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in HIV and Drug Use

IAS-NIDA Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in HIV and Drug Use also were announced during the International AIDS Conference, supporting 18 months of training for:

DISCA Team Examines PTSD and Substance Use Disorders

Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), will use her NIDA Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Award (USDISCA) to extend her research collaboration with Maree Teesson, Ph.D., Australian National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), University of New South Wales.

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Important Dates

NIDA International Program Fellowships

Application Deadlines:
Postdoctoral Fellowships:
April 1

Meetings

November 15 - November 19, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
June 18 - June 21, 2015
Sydney, Australia