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NIDA Humphrey Fellow Named Chancellor of El Salvador

June 2019
Announces that former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow Alexandra Hill has been appointed Chancellor in El Salvador, responsible for her country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more »

SPR Meeting Opens With NIDA International Poster Session

June 2019
Describes international activities at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Conference, including the 12th Annual NIDA International Poster Session and the SPR International Networking Forum. Read more »

NIDA International Program Announces New Application Deadlines, Other Changes for Postdoctoral Fellowships and DISCA Program

June 2019
Announces the new October 1 application deadline for three NIDA International Program drug abuse research postdoctoral fellowships: INVEST, INVEST/Clinical Trials Network, and INVEST Prevention. Also announces changes to the Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Award (DISCA) and companion USDISCA research exchange programs for senior scientists. Read more »

NIH Announces New Funding Opportunities Open to International Researchers

June 2019
Announces National Institutes of Health funding opportunities open to drug abuse researchers from countries other than the United States. Read more »

CICAD Report Examines Western Hemisphere Drug Use Trends

June 2019
Discusses key findings of the report, Drug Use in the Americas 2019, which was published by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) at the Organization of American States. Read more »

New SRNT University Offers Certificate Program and Library Collection

June 2019
Discusses SRNT University, a library of online resources available from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco that includes the SRNT Smoking Cessation Research Certificate Program and links to Research Methodologies and Skills training materials relevant to drug abuse. Read more »

International Organizers “Shatter the Myths” Through NDAFW

June 2019
Describes 2019 events and invites international substance use professionals to participate in the NIDA and NIAAA National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, to be held January 21–26, 2020. Read more »

You Can Still Register for the 2019 NIDA International Forum

June 2019
Announces the program for the 2019 NIDA International Forum. The meeting will be held June 14–17, 2019, in conjunction with the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Read more »

CPDD International Committee Names Travel Award Winner

June 2019
Announces that a researcher from Egypt is the 2019 recipient of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee Travel Award that supports the participation of drug abuse researchers from low- and middle-income countries at the NIDA International Forum and CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

InWomen’s Conference To Explore Impact of Opioid Epidemic on Families

June 2019
Announces the program for the 11th International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group (InWomen’s) conference. The meeting will be held Friday, June 14, 2019, in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

ISSUP, UNODC to Hold Conference on Drug Prevention and Treatment

June 2019
Announces the dates, training workshop organizers, and registration deadline for the International Conference on Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Care, which will be held in Vienna, Austria, July 1–5, 2019, by the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Read more »

Lisbon Addictions 2019 Features Thematic Tracks, Big Debates

June 2019
Provides links to the conference website and newsletter for the third European Conference on Addictive Behaviors and Dependencies, which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, October 23–25, 2019. Read more »

Brazilian Researcher Receives Inciardi Award

June 2019
Announces the 2019 recipient of the James Inciardi Award for Young Investigators, established in memory of Dr. Inciardi to provide travel support to a scientific meeting for a researcher from the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Read more »

Humphrey Fellow Implements Program Evaluation at Mauritius Nonprofit

June 2019
Describes collaboration between a former NIDA Humphrey fellow and a Virginia Commonwealth University scientist to establish a program evaluation plan for a nonprofit in Mauritius. Read more »

Humphrey Fellow Helps Develop Training Course, Meets With U.S. Senators in Hanoi

June 2019
Describes work by a former NIDA Humphrey fellow from Vietnam to help create a Universal Treatment Curriculum course on treating women with substance use disorders. Read more »

NIDA To Participate in Fogarty Center BRAIN Funding Opportunity

January 2019
Announces NIDA’s participation in a funding opportunity coordinated by the Fogarty International Center that encourages research on substance use disorders in low- and middle-income countries. Read more »

NIDA INVEST Fellow Wins EMCDDA Scientific Writing Award

January 2019
Announces an EMCDDA award for Excellence in Scientific Writing to NIDA INVEST Fellow Judit Tirado-Muñoz, Ph.D., Spain. Writing in the Archives of Women’s Mental Health, Dr. Tirado-Muñoz and colleagues discuss associations among injection drug use, intimate partner violence, and psychiatric comorbidities in women. Read more »

Medical Text Explores Science of Cannabis Use Disorders

January 2019
Announces the publication of a textbook edited by NIDA staff members that reviews cutting-edge scientific evidence about cannabis use disorders; ranging from basic science through treatment and translational research to the role of external factors. Read more »

NIDA International Program Director and Humphrey Fellows Gather During ISSUP-4

January 2019
Describes training sessions offered during the ISSUP Fourth Annual Meeting, which was held in December 2018. Read more »

NIDA, Inserm Feature Fellowship at SfN Event

January 2019
Discusses the NIDA-Inserm postdoctoral drug abuse research fellowship and NIDA activities at the 2018 Society for Neuroscience meeting. Read more »

NIDA Humphrey Fellowship Alumna Receives Distinguished Humphrey Leadership Award

January 2019
Reports on the U.S. Department of State Distinguished Humphrey Leadership Award presented to former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow Riza Sarasvita, Ph.D., Indonesia. Read more »

Updated Guide For Prevention and Treatment Programs Now Online

January 2019
Provides a link to a U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs publication about developing evidence-based drug prevention and treatment programs around the world. Read more »

2019 NIDA International Forum Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

January 2019
Announces the deadline for abstract submission and travel award applications for the 2019 NIDA International Forum. The meeting will be held June 14–17, 2019, in conjunction with the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Read more »

SPR To Explore Prevention Science and Big Data

January 2019
Announces the theme for the Society for Prevention Research 27th Annual Meeting, which will be held May 28–31, 2019, in San Francisco, California. Read more »

InWomen’s Conference To Focus on Opioid Epidemic and Marijuana

January 2019
Announces the theme and the deadline for abstract submissions and travel award applications for the 11th International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group (InWomen’s) conference. The meeting will be held Friday, June 14, 2019, in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

International Organizers Invited To Participate in NDAFW

January 2019
Invites international substance use professionals to participate in the NIDA and NIAAA National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, which will be held January 22–27, 2019. Read more »

World Report Mapping Tool Supplies Funding Data

January 2019
Describes an open-access, interactive mapping database hosted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to document projects supported by NIH and other international research funding organizations. Read more »

NIDA Renews Postdoctoral Fellowships for French Researchers

January 2019
Announces renewed NIDA-Inserm postdoctoral fellowships for drug abuse researchers from France. Read more »

Updates From Former Humphrey Fellows: ASEAN Meeting and U.S. Recognition

January 2019
Reports on prevention activities by former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows from Malaysia and Ukraine, including recognition of the Ukrainian program by the U.S. Department of State. Read more »

Humphrey Fellows Meet with U.S. and International Experts

January 2019
Describes orientation programs for the 2018–2019 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows at Virginia Commonwealth University. Read more »

NIDA International Forum Explores International Research Advances

September 2018
Briefly summarizes the 2018 NIDA International Forum, including plenary session speakers, breakout session topics, and the NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research Poster Session. Read more »

ICRS Honors NIDA Grantee

September 2018
Describes NIDA activities at the International Cannabis Research Society 2018 Symposium, including staff presentations and a lifetime achievement award for a NIDA grantee. Read more »

NIDA Humphrey Fellow Wins CPDD International Committee Award for Best Poster

September 2018
Announces the winner of the 2018 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee award for best international research poster presentation by a scientist from a low- or middle-income country at the joint NIDA International Forum/CPDD International Research Poster Session. Read more »

Brazil’s CPAD Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

September 2018
Reviews the successful 20-year history of publications, training, and collaborative research conducted under the direction of Flavio Pechansky, M.D., Ph.D., at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research (CPAD), an independent center of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Hospital de Clinicas of Porto Alegre, Brazil. Read more »

2019 NIDA International Forum Abstract Submission To Open in November 2018 - Save the Date!

September 2018
Announces the dates for the 2019 NIDA International Forum. The meeting will be held June 14–17, 2019, in conjunction with the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Read more »

NIDA Plans Poster Session and Travel Awards for 2019 SPR Research Meeting

September 2018
Announces the NIDA International Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Poster Session, which will begin the 27th Annual SPR Annual Meeting on May 28, 2019, in San Francisco, California. Read more »

International Organizers Invited To Participate in NDAFW

September 2018
Invites international substance use professionals to participate in the NIDA and NIAAA National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, which will be held January 22–27, 2019. Read more »

NIDA Awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to International Addiction Researchers

September 2018
Announces new NIDA INVEST and INVEST/CTN postdoctoral fellowships for drug abuse researchers from two nations. Read more »

NIDA Awards Tuition Waiver for Researcher Attending Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

September 2018
Announces the recipients of NIDA scholarships to the 2018 Dutch program, which focuses on policy models, prevention, and evidence-based treatment for addiction. Read more »

Journal Article Highlights Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Research by NIDA International Fellows

September 2018
Reports on a July 2018 Current Opinion in Psychiatry article that assesses the implications of research conducted by former NIDA International Program fellows on U.S. efforts to address the opioid crisis and describes the impact of the NIDA International Program on international drug abuse research collaboration. Read more »

Former NIDA Fellow Assesses Impact of Mexican Drug Law Reforms on HIV Transmission

September 2018
Provides a link to an open access article about the flawed implementation and potential negative consequences of a 2009 Mexican drug law reform that had limited—or potentially negative—effects on HIV transmission among people who inject drugs in Tijuana. Read more »

NIDA Re-Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for International Research Collaboration

June 2018
Announces a funding opportunity to support collaboration on drug abuse and addiction research between researchers in the United States and their partners in other countries. Read more »

NIDA International Poster Session Begins SPR Meeting

June 2018
Describes international activities at the Society for Prevention Research Annual Conference, including the 11th Annual NIDA International poster session and the International Networking Forum. Read more »

Fogarty International Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

June 2018
Provides links to a book and a symposium webcast documenting global health research accomplishments supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center. Read more »

CPDD International Committee Selects Travel Award Recipient

June 2018
Announces that a researcher from Argentina is the 2018 recipient of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) International Committee Travel Award that supports the participation of drug abuse researchers from low- and middle-income countries at the NIDA International Forum and CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

International Organizers Use Creative Approaches for Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Events

June 2018
Describes international substance abuse educational events held during the 2018 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week to provide teens with NIDA- and NIAAA-developed scientific facts about drugs and alcohol. Read more »

Humphrey Fellowships Turn 40

June 2018
Describes U.S. Department of State activities marking the 40th anniversary of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program and provides a link to more information about the NIDA-supported component of the Humphrey Fellowships. Read more »

NIDA Humphrey Fellow Invites Pakistani Ambassador to VCU

June 2018
Pictures the Pakistani ambassador to the United States and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) officials during the ambassador’s April 2018 visit to the VCU campus, which was arranged by NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Rabia Hanif. Read more »

Updates from NIDA Humphrey Fellows

June 2018
Lists recent accomplishments by NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows at Virginia Commonwealth University. Read more »

Brazilian Researcher Receives Inciardi Award to Attend Forum and CPDD

June 2018
Announces the 2018 recipient of the James Inciardi Award for Young Investigators, established in memory of Dr. Inciardi to provide travel support to the NIDA International Forum and College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) meetings for a researcher from the Center for Drug and Alcohol Research at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Read more »

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2019 NIDA International Forum

June 14-17, 2019
San Antonio, Texas

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Important Dates

NIDA International Program Fellowships

Application Deadlines:
Postdoctoral Fellowships:
April 20

Meetings

July 21 - July 24, 2019
Mexico City, Mexico
August 10 - August 13, 2019
New York, New York, USA