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SPR Honors NIDA International Program Director Steven Gust

NIDA International Program Director Dr. Steven W. Gust NIDA International Program Director
Dr. Steven W. Gust

The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) presented its 2010 International Collaborative Prevention Research Award to NIDA International Program Director Dr. Steven W. Gust at its 18th Annual Meeting, which was held June 1–4, 2010, in Denver, Colorado. The award recognized Dr. Gust’s contributions to advancing the field of prevention science globally during his decade of leading the International Program. One initiative Dr. Gust has supported is the SPR International Poster Session, which is cosponsored by the International Program and the NIDA Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research (DESPR). More than 30 scientists representing 13 countries presented their research at the poster session, and NIDA provided travel awards for 13 researchers who presented the results of drug abuse prevention research completed in international settings. SPR President Dr. Linda Collins, Penn State University, welcomed everyone to the poster session and encouraged SPR participants to take advantage of the great opportunity to network and learn about drug abuse prevention research around the world. NIDA International Program Director Dr. Steven Gust cited the importance of international research collaboration in promoting global health and noted that National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis S. Collins has made global health a priority area, focusing on building capacity and providing training opportunities in the developing world. Dr. Gust noted the many NIDA International Program fellowship and research exchange programs, and applauded the decision to focus the 2011 SPR meeting on international research. Researchers selected to receive NIDA travel awards to participate in the SPR international poster session included the following:

  • Cristina Bares, Ph.D., M.S.W., University of Michigan, United States
  • Josipa Basic, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Sonja Bröning, Dr.Phil., University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
  • Carlos Calderon-Tena, M.A., Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, United States
  • Martina Feric Slehan, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Richard Isralowitz, Ph.D., Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Rogers Kasirye, M.A., The Mentor Foundation, Uganda Youth Development Link, Uganda
  • Jorge McDouall, M.D., M.H.S., The Mentor Foundation, Colombia
  • Krzysztof Ostaszewski, Ph.D., Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Poland
  • Kari-Lyn Sakuma, Ph.D., Penn State University, United States
  • Santosh Sharma, M.A., CARE Nepal, Nepal
  • Hiie Silmere, M.S.W., Roberts Wesleyan College, United States
  • Peer van der Kreeft, University College Ghent, Belgium

 

Participants at the NIDA International Research Poster Session at the SPR Annual Meeting More than 30 scientists representing 13 countries presented the results of drug abuse prevention research completed in international settings at the NIDA International Research Poster Session at the SPR Annual Meeting.

 

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