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INVEST/CTN Fellow Discusses Drug Abuse in Nepal

In a February 25, 2015, presentation for the University of Washington Nepal Speaker Series, Chandra K. Jha, Ph.D., reviewed relapse risks among Nepalese drug users and described evidence-based recommendations to provide drug detoxification and rehabilitation services in the country. A native of Nepal, Dr. Jha is an INVEST/CTN Drug Abuse Research Fellow working with University of Washington professor Dennis M. Donovan, Ph.D., at the Pacific Northwest Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.

CTN Meeting Focuses on International Collaboration

Researchers from Australia, Canada, China, Ecuador, and Mexico briefed participants about their research during the international session at the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Steering Committee Meeting. The meeting was held April 15–16, 2015, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. INVEST/CTN fellow Chandra Jha, Ph.D., Australia, discussed his study of factors related to relapse among former and relapsed Nepali drug users, and how public health strategies can minimize relapse risks. His fellowship mentor is Dennis Donovan, Ph.D., University of Washington.

NIDA Selects New INVEST and INVEST/CTN Fellows

Scientists from Greece, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and The Netherlands have been awarded NIDA INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellowships, and a scientist from China has been awarded a NIDA INVEST/Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Drug Abuse Research Fellowship. The awards provide postdoctoral training with a NIDA grantee in the United States. The new INVEST Fellows are:

Former NIDA Fellow Named Senior Scientist at Indian Occupational Health Institute

Former INVEST/Clinical Trials Network and NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow Amit Chakrabarti, M.D., has been named senior scientist and deputy director in the eastern division of the National Institute of Occupational Health at the Indian Council of Medical Research in Kolkata. He will be responsible for research on alcohol and other drug abuse and assist in occupational and environmental health prevention, treatment, and policy issues at the national and regional levels.

CTN Workshops Feature Fellows' Research Reports and Grant-Writing Tips

Two NIDA International Program fellows presented their research during an international workshop at the Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Steering Committee Meeting, March 14, 2013, in Bethesda, Maryland. INVEST/CTN Drug Abuse Research Fellow Vivi Octavia Lubis, M.D., Indonesia, reported on drug use trends in Indonesia. With her mentor, George Woody, M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Dr.

NIDA Welcomes Fellows at Orientation

NIDA International Program fellows from around the world visited NIDA headquarters during an orientation January 31 and February 1, 2013. NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., and Associate Director Dale Weiss welcomed the 16 fellows. Participants included the Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows from Virginia Commonwealth and Johns Hopkins universities. They were joined by scientists working with U.S.

Apply by April 1 for NIDA International Fellowships

NIDA International Program postdoctoral fellows conduct a mentored research project with a NIDA-funded investigator, make valuable professional contacts, and learn about the U.S. National Institutes of Health grant application process. Applications are due April 1, 2013, for three fellowships:

NIDA Selects INVEST and INVEST/CTN Fellows

Researchers from Ireland and Ukraine have been selected as NIDA INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellows, and a scientist from Indonesia has been selected as a NIDA INVEST/CTN Drug Abuse Research Fellow.

New NIDA International Program Fellowship Application Deadlines

The NIDA International Program is announcing new application deadlines for its three postdoctoral training fellowships. The deadlines are being adjusted to streamline the application receipt and review processes.

Application deadlines for the following fellowships are now April 1:

International Researchers Brief Clinical Trials Network Steering Committee

Five INVEST/Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Fellows reported on their mentored research projects, and representatives of three other international initiatives reported on their activities during an international report session at the April 17, 2012, CTN Steering Committee meeting in Atlanta.

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