D. Dwayne Simpson, Ph.D., emeritus director of the Institute of Behavioral Research, Texas Christian University (TCU), utilized his U.S. Distinguished International Scientist Award (USDISCA) to continue the collaborative work he began in 2005 to put in place an infrastructure for several regional initiatives and resources to target substance misuse in the United Kingdom (UK).
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.
Researchers now have access to free, online tools developed with National Institutes of Health support to standardize research methods. Developed as part of a collaborative effort that included experts from across the globe, the tools promote the collection of comparable data across studies and rigorous design of behavioral and social science research projects.
A new journal supplement focuses research attention on women who use substances, their diversity, the contextual factors affecting their lives, their needs, the treatment barriers they face, and next steps with regard to interventions and treatment.
INVEST/CTN Drug Abuse Research Fellow Rushit Ismajli, M.D., M.Sci., spent his fellowship with Dennis M. Donovan, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, examining risk behavior among adolescents in Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo. Currently, little data exist on the risk behaviors and substance use of young people in the city; therefore, Dr. Ismajli proposed a pilot data collection study in two schools to assess research tools, training materials, and research methodologies for a larger study.
A new study on the research productivity in Syria puts the Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies (SCTS) as the leading institution for high-quality biomedical research in the nation. The center has far fewer staff members and other resources than many of the institutions with which it is compared.