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Symposium Examines Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Africa

Researchers from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States gathered in Jimma, Ethiopia, February 17–19, 2014, for a symposium to build research capacity on addiction and mental health. Fikre Lemessa, Ph.D., president of Jimma University chaired the conference. NIDA grantee Mustafa al’Absi, Ph.D., chaired the scientific committee. Dr. al’Absi directs the Khat Research Program and the Duluth Medical Research Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Saudi Research Center Holds First International Meeting

The Substance Abuse Research Center (SARC) at Jazan University in Saudi Arabia hosted its first international addiction research conference March 5–6, 2013, for more than 300 participants, including speakers from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. U.S. speakers at the conference included Fahmy Tarazi, M.D., Harvard Medical School; Gantt Galloway, D.Pharm., California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute; and David Farabee, Ph.D., and Richard Rawson, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

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Important Dates

NIDA International Program Fellowships

Application Deadlines:
Postdoctoral Fellowships:
April 1

Meetings

May 16 - May 20, 2015
Toronto, Canada
May 26 - May 29, 2015
Washington, DC
June 12 - June 15, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona, USA