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U.S. Schools Open First Accredited Residency Programs in Addiction Medicine

Ten U.S. medical institutions have just introduced the first accredited residency programs in addiction medicine. Doctors who have completed medical school and a primary residency will be able to spend a year studying the relationship between addiction, heredity, and brain chemistry.

New Webinar Series on Brain Disorders

The Fogarty International Center is hosting a series of live webinars on research resulting from its funding opportunity on brain disorders. The series, covering a range of topics related to brain disorders, will help shed light on some of the challenges and potential solutions in developing collaborative research and capacity-building projects relevant to low- and middle-income countries. Register for the webinars at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FICBRAIN. Presentations, which will begin at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern time, include:

Summer Institute Enriches Doctoral Student’s Research Training

Ms. Cendrine Danae Robinson attended the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction in The Netherlands earlier this year and found that the experience exceeded her expectations.

Ms. Robinson, a doctoral student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, attended the Summer Institute through a tuition waiver from the NIDA International Program. The Institute “immensely enriched my graduate training,” she wrote in a final report of her experience.

Australian State Honors Director for Developing Online Master's Degree in Addiction Studies

The University of Adelaide Director of the International Programme in Addiction Studies (IPAS), Femke Buisman-Pijlman, Ph.D., M.Sc., has received a State Teaching Award for her innovative work around online learning and developing the IPAS program. Dr. Buisman-Pijlman was named Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Early Career Educator of the Year in tertiary teaching. The vice chancellors of the three state universities—Flinders University, University of South Australia, and University of Adelaide—participated in the awards gala. Dr.

ONDCP and NIDA Create Online Physician Training Courses for Prescribing Painkillers

International health care providers may take advantage of unique training tools developed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and NIDA to help health care providers screen and manage patients taking prescription opioid analgesics. Prescription drug diversion and abuse is an epidemic in the United States, and is reported to be increasing around the world. The U.S.

NIDA Hosts New Investigators Symposium at Spanish Addiction Meeting

New Spanish investigators learned about drug abuse research opportunities during a continuing professional education course April 17–18, 2013, before the Spanish Scientific Society of Studies on Alcohol, Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (Socidrogalcohol) conference, which was held in Murcia, Spain. Ivan Montoya, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director of the NIDA Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse, cochaired the course with Socidrogalcohol President Julio Bobes, M.D.

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