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NIDA Supports Two Participants in Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

August 2014
Announces the recipients of NIDA scholarships to the 2-week Dutch program, which focuses on policy models, prevention, and evidence-based treatment for addiction. Read more »

Regional Conference Will Address Addiction in Africa and the Middle East

August 2014
Announces the 2nd Africa and Middle East Congress on Addiction (AMECA), which will take place in Rabat, Morocco, November 14–16, 2014. Read more »

NIDA Selects Australian and Chinese Researchers as INVEST/CTN Fellows

August 2014
Announces new INVEST/Clinical Trial Network (CTN) fellowships for researchers who will investigate relapse risks and potential pharmacotherapies for methamphetamine dependence. Read more »

NIDA Signs Binational Agreements With Peru and the United Arab Emirates

April 2014
Announces new binational agreements between NIDA and research institutes in Peru and the United Arab Emirates. Read more »

NIDA International Forum Online Registration Deadline: May 6, 2014

April 2014
Announces the preliminary agenda for the 2014 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 13–16, 2014, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more »

InWomen’s 2014 Conference Announces Program

April 2014
Announces the plenary speaker and panel discussion topics for the 2014 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group (InWomen’s) Conference, which will be held in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

WHO Releases Guidelines on Managing Substance Use During Pregnancy

April 2014
Describes NIDA’s role in developing the World Health Organization Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy. Read more »

Spanish Society Honors NIDA’s Ivan Montoya

April 2014
Announces an award from Socidrogalcohol to NIDA’s Ivan Montoya, M.D., M.P.H., honoring his efforts to promote drug abuse research in Spain and support training initiatives for addiction researchers and treatment professionals. Read more »

CTN International Forum Features Collaboration Reports

April 2014
Discusses reports of collaboration between the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and researchers in Canada, Italy, Mexico, and Peru. Read more »

2016 UN General Assembly Special Session To Focus on Drug Abuse Policy

April 2014
Informs drug abuse researchers that they can participate in preparations for the 2016 United Nations General Assembly special session on drug abuse policy. Read more »

WHO Begins Developing Guidelines on Managing Opioid Overdose

April 2014
Discusses the evidence and issues being considered as the World Health Organization develops guidelines on managing opioid overdose. Read more »

Symposium Examines Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Africa

April 2014
Discusses a research capacity-building initiative focused on mental health and addiction research in Africa. Read more »

PAHO Offers Spanish-Language Resources for Addiction Researchers

April 2014
Describes Spanish-language online resources for substance abuse researchers that are provided by the Pan American Health Organization. Read more »

Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Program for U.S. and French Scientists

April 2014
Describes postdoctoral drug abuse research fellowships for U.S. and French scientists cosponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm). Read more »

NIDA Names Georgian Researcher as Distinguished International Scientist

April 2014
Announces a NIDA Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Award to a researcher from the Republic of Georgia to work with a U.S. partner developing a manual to implement supported employment programs for women with substance use disorders. Read more »

View the NIDA International Program Website on Mobile Devices

December 2013
Announces new URL for NIDA International Program website, which is now accessible on mobile devices. Read more »

NIDA International Forum Abstract Submissions Due December 15, 2013

December 2013
Announces the Abstract and Travel Award Application deadlines for the 2014 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 13–16, 2014, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more »

Save the Date! InWomen’s 2014 Conference

December 2013
Provides details about the 2014 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group (InWomen’s) Conference, which will be held in conjunction with the NIDA International Forum and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more »

NIDA Director and Other Thought Leaders Meet With His Holiness the Dalai Lama

December 2013
Discusses the participation by NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and other experts in an October 2013 Mind & Life Institute conference on craving, desire, and addiction. Read more »

Fogarty Review Documents Productivity of NIDA-Supported Tobacco Research

December 2013
Discusses the outcomes of NIDA- and Fogarty International Center-supported tobacco research programs in Argentina, Brazil, China, and Syria. Read more »

ICADTS Conference Session Explores Role of New Psychoactive Drugs

December 2013
Describes a session about new psychoactive substances held during the 2013 International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) and co-chaired by NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., and Marilyn A. Huestis, Ph.D., NIDA Intramural Research Program. Read more »

New Humphrey Fellows Meet Federal Officials

December 2013
Lists the 2013 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows and describes their visits with NIDA and other public health officials and participation in the U.S. State Department’s Global Leadership Forum. Read more »

NIDA–Inserm Create Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Fellowships for U.S. and French Scientists

September 2013
Announces new postdoctoral fellowships for U.S. and French scientists in computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, statistics, genetics, or epigenetics. Read more »

RFA Issued for FY14 HIV/AIDS Avant Garde Research Program

September 2013
Announces new funding opportunities for innovative research on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among substance abusers. Read more »

NIDA Information Reaches Africa and Saudi Arabia

September 2013
Describes a scientific exchange meeting in Saudi Arabia attended by NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D., and dissemination of NIDA research materials in Ghana. Read more »

NIDA Staff Host U.K. Research Officials

September 2013
Describes a meeting between NIDA staff and officials from the United Kingdom to discuss animal research and new psychoactive substances. Read more »

NIDA International Forum Focuses on Improving Evidence-Based Treatment

September 2013
Presents a summary of the 2013 NIDA International Forum, which focused on evidence-based treatment. Read more »

Save the Date!

September 2013
Provides dates for the 2014 NIDA International Forum, which will be held June 13–16, 2014, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more »

NIDA International Presents Awards of Excellence

September 2013
Announces the recipients of the 2013 NIDA International Awards of Excellence in mentoring, international leadership, and collaborative research. Read more »

NIDA–International AIDS Society Award Four New Fellowships, Add Partner

September 2013
Announces NIDA–International AIDS Society Fellowships to scientists from Malaysia, Uganda, and Vietnam. Read more »

NIDA Selects New INVEST and INVEST/CTN Fellows

September 2013
Announces NIDA International Program postdoctoral drug abuse research fellowship awards to scientists from China, Greece, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and The Netherlands. Read more »

NIDA Humphrey Fellow Publishes Method To Detect New “Bath Salts”

September 2013
Describes a research publication on identifying one form of the synthetic psychoactive substance known as “Bath Salts” that was coauthored by a former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow. Read more »

Important Dates and Meetings

September 2013
Announces funding opportunities, upcoming deadlines for fellowship and grant applications, and meetings of interest to the international addiction and drug abuse research community. Read more »

NIDA, Inserm Agree To Cooperate on Research, Training, and Exchange

June 2013
Describes the agreement to cooperate on addiction research and training signed by NIDA and Inserm. Read more »

Prevention Meeting Highlights International Research

June 2013
Describes NIDA-supported international prevention research activities that took place during the 2013 Society for Prevention Research meeting. Read more »

REGISTER ON SITE!

June 2013
Provides dates and encourages onsite registration for the 2013 NIDA International Forum Read more »

InWomen’s 2013 Conference

June 2013
Provides dates for the 2013 International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Working Group (InWomen’s) Conference Read more »

Mexican Officials Honor CTN Florida Node Alliance for Collaboration

June 2013
Discusses the activities of a Mexican clinical trials network mentored by the Florida Node Alliance of the NIDA CTN. Read more »

International Program Supports Inhalants Symposium at IDARS Meeting

June 2013
Describes the NIDA International Program-supported symposium on inhalant abuse research presented at the 2013 International Drug Abuse Research Society meeting. Read more »

NIDA Hosts New Investigators Symposium at Spanish Addiction Meeting

June 2013
Reports on a continuing education course NIDA organized for addiction researchers in Spain. Read more »

Fogarty, NIDA-Funded Research “Making a Difference” in Bulgaria

June 2013
Describes research investigating the impact of heroin on neurocognitive function and HIV transmission in Bulgaria. Read more »

NIDA Supports Dutch and EMCDDA Summer Programs in Addiction

June 2013
Describes NIDA-supported summer courses for addiction professionals. Read more »

Webinar Explores Role of Research in Drug Policy

June 2013
Announces a virtual seminar that focuses on the interaction of politicians Read more »

NIDA Selects Three New Distinguished International Scientists

June 2013
Announces NIDA Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Awards to scientists from Brazil Read more »

NIDA Humphrey Fellows Celebrate End of Fellowship

June 2013
Describes celebrations for the 2012–2013 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from Virginia Commonwealth and Johns Hopkins universities Read more »

Former Humphrey Fellow Rehanna Kader Receives Ph.D.

June 2013
Announces the advanced degrees earned by a former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey fellow from South Africa. Read more »

Important Dates and Meetings

June 2013
Announces funding opportunities Read more »

New International Funding Opportunities

April 2013
Announces new funding opportunities for innovative research on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among substance abusers and postdoctoral fellowships in Israel. Read more »

UNODC Issues International Standards on Drug Use Prevention

April 2013
Describes a report summarizing scientific evidence supporting drug abuse prevention programs. Read more »

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