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INVEST Fellow Validates Noninvasive Drug-Testing Methods

INVEST Fellow Dr. Marta Concheiro Guisán, Spain, ended her successful drug abuse research fellowship having developed and validated two new, noninvasive methods to quantify the level of licit and illicit drugs in biological samples from opiate-dependent patients, as well as publishing several scientific articles and presenting her research at scientific meetings. The new methods developed by Dr. Concheiro and her mentor, Dr.

Former NIDA Humphrey Fellow Organizes Meeting About Drug Courts in Brazil

Former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Mario Sobrinho, Public Ministry of São Paulo, Brazil, helped organize a 2-day seminar on therapeutic justice for government and police officials, prosecutors, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Dr. Sobrinho worked with officials at the U.S. Consulate office in São Paulo as part of a series of meetings organized to discuss ways to improve the performance of government in relation to drugs.

NIDA International Program Supports AIDS Treatment as Prevention Workshop Participants

The NIDA International Program supported the participation of scientists from Argentina, Peru, and South Africa at the 2nd International HIV Treatment as Prevention Workshop, which was held April 22–25, 2012, in Vancouver, Canada. The meeting was organized by Julio S.G. Montaner, M.D., University of British Columbia, and featured a keynote address by U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby about the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) perspective on treatment as prevention.

International Researchers Brief Clinical Trials Network Steering Committee

Five INVEST/Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Fellows reported on their mentored research projects, and representatives of three other international initiatives reported on their activities during an international report session at the April 17, 2012, CTN Steering Committee meeting in Atlanta.

NIDA Blending Initiative Focuses on Addiction Treatment in Primary Care Settings

As part of an ongoing initiative to accelerate research findings into use by substance abuse treatment providers, NIDA hosted its Blending Initiative Conference in Atlanta on April 19, 2012, in conjunction with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 43rd Medical-Scientific Conference.

ASAM Features International Symposium on Comorbid Addiction and Mental Illness

The breadth of dual-diagnosis issues found internationally and how they are manifest in three different national settings was the focus of a symposium at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 43rd Medical-Scientific Conference, which was held April 19–22, 2012, in Atlanta. Carlos Roncero, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and chief of the drug addiction unit at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, described the issues and treatment approaches in Spain.

U.S.-Netherlands Binational Addiction Research Workshop: Speaker Presentations

If you would like to view these presentations, you may click the links below to request a copy via email.

International and U.S. Drug Abuse Researchers Meet, Exchange Ideas

Drug abuse researchers from Brazil, Mexico, and Taiwan presented their research and sought feedback on upcoming clinical trials during the International Collaboration Workshop held at the recent NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Steering Committee Meeting.

The meeting is a featured breakout session of the 3-day NIDA CTN Steering Committee Meeting. International presenters included Ronaldo Laranjeira, M.D., Federal University of Sao Paulo; Ming-Chyi Huang, M.D., Ph.D., Taipei City Psychiatric Center; and Chun-Hsin Chen, M.D., M.S., Taipei Medical University–Wang Fang Hospital.

UNAIDS Honors Palestinian Substance Abuse Research Center for Efforts To Address HIV and Drug Use

Mr. Hasan Aamoudi, Dr. Mohammed F. Al-Afifi, and Ms. Emily Blitz Mr. Hasan Aamoudi (left), chair, and Dr. Mohammed F. Al-Afifi, director of the Palestinian Substance Abuse Research Center, accept the UNAIDS Red Ribbon Award from Ms. Emily Blitz, International AIDS Society.

 

INVEST-CTN Fellow Focuses on Family Therapy

INVEST-Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Fellow Mario Zapata, M.D., M.Sc., focused primarily on brief strategic family therapy and ended his fellowship year by submitting a grant application to fund a pilot project testing the effectiveness of the brief strategic family therapy protocol in Colombia. Working at the CTN Florida Node at the University of Miami, Dr.

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