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NIDA Awards Tuition Waivers for Two Researchers Attending Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

The NIDA International Program provided full-tuition scholarships to researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) to participate in the 2017 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction. Jenna Rudo-Stern, a Ph.D. candidate at ASU, researches, implements, and trains others in the use of a family-focused, youth drug abuse prevention program, the Family Check-Up. She hopes to focus her research career on identifying and addressing barriers to implementing evidence-based programs for promoting public health.

NIDA Awards Tuition Waivers for Three Researchers Attending Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

The NIDA International Program provided full-tuition scholarships to researchers from Louisiana, Maryland, and New York to participate in the 2016 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction.

Adrienne McGinn, a Ph.D. candidate at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, conducts research on the neurobiological mechanisms that contribute to drug and alcohol dependence and the effects of context on relapse. She hopes to focus her career on evidence-based science policy.

ERANID To Fund Multinational Research on Drug Use Pathways

The European Research Area Network on Illicit Drugs (ERANID) has announced plans to fund €4 million in multidisciplinary, transnational research investigating processes underlying the dynamics of drug use pathways and transitions between types of drug use. Funding organizations in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and the Netherlands will support researchers from their own nations working in networks with colleagues from other participating countries. Details are available here.

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

The NIDA International Program provided full tuition scholarships to researchers from California and Maryland to participate in the 2015 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction. Michael Lebsack-Coleman is a Ph.D. candidate at Claremont Graduate University, working to develop a brief intervention based on the theory of planned behavior targeting adolescents using alcohol and marijuana. He has worked on drug abuse research projects at the Tarzana Treatment Center, University of California, Los Angeles, and Loyola Marymount University. Andrew Ninnemann is a therapist and Ph.D.

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:

Binational Agreements

NIDA has signed letters of understanding to cooperate on biomedical and behavioral drug abuse research with the following institutions:

France:

Italy:

Mexico:

Research Funding

NIDA supports research on the biomedical and behavioral causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of drug abuse and addiction. Learn how research is supported by reading the Introduction to Funding.

Although some international researchers receive NIDA support through a direct foreign grant, most international research is supported through a domestic grant with a foreign component, where a principal investigator from a U.S. institution works with a researcher from another country.

Summer Institute Deemed Valuable for NIDA-Supported Attendee

Ana Hilde, M.P.H., received a tuition waiver from the NIDA International Program to attend the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction in the Netherlands earlier this year.

The Summer Institute, a joint initiative of ZonMw and the University of Amsterdam Graduate School of Social Sciences, is a 2-week, intensive multidisciplinary program offering graduate-level and continuing professional development training in addiction, while promoting opportunities for international networking.

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