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Photo of Robert Zucker, Ph.D. Director of the University of Michican Addiction Research CenterRobert Zucker, Ph.D. Director of the University of Michican Addiction Research Center

Working systematically over the last decade, Robert Zucker, Ph.D., director of the University of Michigan (UM) Addiction Research Center, has been developing a program to build a substance abuse research infrastructure for Central and Eastern Europe.

Application Deadline: April 1

Continuing the uniquely successful binational agreement between NIDA and the Netherlands, three new research teams have received funding to conduct studies on prevention and treatment interventions. NIDA funds the U.S. researchers; the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) supports the Dutch scientists. The newly funded teams are:

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.

As part of the ongoing binational collaboration on drug abuse research between NIDA and the Spanish Plan Nacional sobre Drogas (PNSD), Spanish researchers may apply for funding from PNSD to support brief research visits with NIDA-funded investigators in the United States.

Bulat Idrisov, M.D., Russia, has been selected as the 2013 WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellow. NIDA partners with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) to provide support for a 1-week research visit with a NIDA grantee and participation in the NIDA International Forum and the CPDD Annual Scientific Meeting. Since 2009, Dr. Idrisov has been working with Steven Sussman, Ph.D., University of Southern California, to implement Project EX, an evidence-based youth smoking cessation program, in Russia. The fellowship will permit Drs.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2011

Full tuition scholarships are available for participation in the 2011 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction, a multidisciplinary summer training program in addiction research.

The Summer Institute is a 2-week, intensive multidisciplinary program offering graduate-level and continuing professional development training in addiction, while promoting opportunities for international networking.

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.

The Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics for Central and Eastern Europe, a collaboration of Union Graduate College of Mount Sinai School of Medicine (USA) and Vilnius University (Lithuania), which is supported by the Fogarty International Center, has released its first downloadable graduate-level course in international bioethics.

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:

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