Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Date: July 24, 2008 (All day) to July 29, 2008 (All day)
The Special Populations Office, Office of the Director (OD), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), supported the Native American/Alaska Native Researchers and Scholars Work Group's (NAANRSWG) first "Native to Native Mentoring Program," developed to increase the number of Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing research careers in the field of substance abuse and addiction. The meeting was an adjunct to the annual Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) meeting held in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on July 24–29, 2008. Wilson Compton, M.D., Director of the Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research (DESPR), provided a presentation titled, "Drug Addiction: A Biobehavioral Disorder." Kathy Etz, Ph.D., DESPR, also attended this meeting and met with the NAANRSWG and their mentees to discuss research opportunities and future activities that will be supported by NIDA.