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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 »


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 »


Important Dates

NIDA International Program Fellowships

Application Deadlines:
Postdoctoral Fellowships:
April 1


October 5 - October 8, 2015
Dundee, Scotland
October 17 - October 21, 2015
Chicago, IL
October 31 - November 1, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

2015 NIDA International Forum

June 12 – 15, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona
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