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Rubén Muñoz, Ph.D., a researcher and teacher at the Latino American Faculty of Social Science (FLACSO) of Ecuador, has been awarded a NIDA-ANRS Drug Abuse and HIV Research Fellowship. NIDA and the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS) created the 12-month postdoctoral research fellowship to advance scientific understanding of the linkages between drug abuse and HIV while fostering multinational research. Dr.

NIDA International Program Associate Director Dale Weiss, right, presents a certificate to the newest NIDA-Inserm Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Celine Nicolas, University of PoitiersNIDA International Program Associate Director Dale Weiss, right, presents a certificate to the newest NIDA-Inserm Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Celine Nicolas, University of Poitiers.

The 2014–2015 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows met with federal officials April 1 and 2 to learn about research priorities, initiatives, and resources offered by NIDA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., and Associate Director Dale Weiss hosted the fellows at NIDA. The following NIDA staff spoke with the fellows: Carmen Rosa, M.S., Center for the Clinical Trials Network; Cora Lee Wetherington, Ph.D., Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research; Richard A.

The International Programme in Addiction Studies (IPAS), a unique online collaboration of King’s College London, the University of Adelaide, and Virginia Commonwealth University, is now offering two graduate certificate programs in addiction studies in addition to its well-established master’s of science degree program.

NIDA and the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS) have created a postdoctoral research fellowship to advance scientific understanding of the linkages between drug abuse and HIV while fostering multinational research. The new fellowship is the fifth postdoctoral fellowship program established under the NIDA International Visiting Scientists and Technical Exchange (INVEST) Program.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has translated a key scientific publication guide into Spanish and created a free virtual campus with self-taught online lessons for substance abuse professionals. Working with the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors, PAHO has translated the second edition of Publishing Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed into Spanish.

Cendrine Danae Robinson, a doctoral student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was recently awarded a tuition waiver from the NIDA International Program to attend the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction in the Netherlands later this year.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction, a multidisciplinary summer training program in addiction research.

Application Deadline: April 1

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program and Clinical Trials Network (CTN) have joined forces to offer INVEST/CTN Fellowships to non-U.S. scientists who will work with a mentor affiliated with 1 of the 13 CTN Regional Research and Training Centers.

Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship host universities each have teamed with a local college or university to broaden the impact of the program to the selected fellows as well as to faculty and students.

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