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Updates From Former NIDA Humphrey Fellows

Three former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Fellows have reported on their recent accomplishments in implementing an online substance abuse prevention program in Brazil, organizing a youth leadership conference in Pakistan, and administering a government agency responsible for drug abuse issues in Vietnam.

Brazilian Researchers Establish Forum, CPDD Travel Award

Silvia Bassani Schuch, M.D.Silvia Bassani Schuch, M.D., Brazil, has been awarded the first James Inciardi Award for Young Investigators.

Brazilian Research Library Dedicated to Late NIDA Grantee

Mauro Soibelman, left, and Flavio Pechansky Mauro Soibelman, left, and Flavio Pechansky stand in front of the plaque dedicating the new library at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Center for Drug and Alcohol Research to James A. Inciardi.

NIDA Selects INVEST Postdoctoral Fellows

NIDA has awarded INVEST postdoctoral fellowships to five drug abuse researchers who will work with NIDA-supported researchers at U.S. institutions. The three INVEST Drug Abuse Research fellows are:

Fogarty Review Documents Productivity of NIDA-Supported Tobacco Research

A Fogarty International Center (FIC) review of the NIDA- and FIC-supported International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program (TOBAC) has documented outcomes for 34 R01 5-year grants. NIDA contributed $5.3 million for 14 grants awarded between 2002 and 2012. The FIC review cited exceptional outcomes from four NIDA-supported research teams that have published 196 scientific articles and contributed to significant policy and training initiatives in:

Fogarty Meeting Focuses on International Tobacco Research

Participants at the 2010 meeting of the Fogarty International Center International Tobacco Research and Capacity Building Network shared experiences on project management, research and training collaborations between domestic and foreign investigators, and connections between National Institutes of Health (NIH) grantees and other U.S. Government and international tobacco research initiatives. Ms. Dale Weiss, NIDA International Program, chaired a session that featured presentations by four NIDA grantees: Dr.

David S. Metzger, Ph.D.

David S. Metzger, Ph.D.
Center for Studies of Addiction
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Brazilian Scientist Named ISAJE/WHO Young Scholar

Gabriel Andreuccetti, a Ph.D. candidate in epidemiology at the University of São Paolo Medical School, Brazil, has received the 2011 International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE)/World Health Organization Young Scholars Award.

Former NIDA Humphrey Fellow Organizes Meeting About Drug Courts in Brazil

Former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Mario Sobrinho, Public Ministry of São Paulo, Brazil, helped organize a 2-day seminar on therapeutic justice for government and police officials, prosecutors, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Dr. Sobrinho worked with officials at the U.S. Consulate office in São Paulo as part of a series of meetings organized to discuss ways to improve the performance of government in relation to drugs.