A Fogarty International Center (FIC) review of the NIDA- and FIC-supported International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program (TOBAC) has documented outcomes for 34 R01 5-year grants. NIDA contributed $5.3 million for 14 grants awarded between 2002 and 2012. The FIC review cited exceptional outcomes from four NIDA-supported research teams that have published 196 scientific articles and contributed to significant policy and training initiatives in:
Participants at the 2010 meeting of the Fogarty International Center International Tobacco Research and Capacity Building Network shared experiences on project management, research and training collaborations between domestic and foreign investigators, and connections between National Institutes of Health (NIH) grantees and other U.S. Government and international tobacco research initiatives. Ms. Dale Weiss, NIDA International Program, chaired a session that featured presentations by four NIDA grantees: Dr.
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.
Seeking to prevent adverse health effects of consuming alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, or other psychoactive substances during pregnancy, the World Health Organization (WHO) is developing guidelines to assist in identifying and managing substance use by pregnant women. WHO reports that substance use during pregnancy has been associated with miscarriage, impaired fetal growth and development, and life-long problems in affected infants. WHO expects to release the guidelines in 2014.