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New INVEST Fellow Investigates Cognitive Enhancer

New INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellow Sujung Yoon, M.D., Ph.D., South Korea, will spend 12 months under the mentorship of Perry F. Renshaw, F.M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., The Brain Institute, University of Utah, to focus on the application of multinuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy markers of brain health in response to treatment.

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.

USAID Adopts New Ethics Rules

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) issued a new Scientific Integrity Policy (441 KB) in late March.

New International Funding Opportunities

Exceptional Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration (EUREKA) for Neuroscience and Disorders of the Nervous System (R01; RFA-NS-13-007)

Application Deadline: March 21, 2013

NIDA is seeking applications for high-risk/high-impact innovative research relevant to NIDA research priorities in (1) basic and clinical neuroscience; (2) drug discovery for medications development; or (3) genetics research involving genetic model systems or human genetics.

NIDA Awards Tuition Waiver to Dutch Summer Institute

Thanks to a tuition waiver provided by the NIDA International Program, Allison Valentine Schlosser, a doctoral student in medical anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, will attend the Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction. Ms. Schlosser began conducting addiction research in 2005 as a social worker. She hopes to conduct international comparative addiction research integrating anthropological and health services research when she completes her degree. The University of Amsterdam sponsors the 2-week, multidisciplinary institute.

Free Online Education for Research Community

Clinicians and substance abuse professionals can access Web sites that provide free online training modules on drug abuse research and Spanish- and English-language training in human research protections.

New Prescription Drug Curriculum Available

A new online curriculum for clinicians reviews prescription drug abuse within the common clinical scenario of chronic pain management in outpatient settings.

The Prescription Drug Abuse Curriculum is a free, downloadable PowerPoint presentation designed to increase awareness of the problem of prescription drug abuse. It focuses on psychosocial and medical issues associated with pharmacologic management of chronic pain and provides a framework for safe prescribing practices.

NIDA Offers Tuition Scholarship to Dutch Summer Institute on Addiction

Application Deadline: March 15, 2013

The NIDA International Program is offering one full scholarship (not including housing) to a U.S. participant in the 2013 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction.

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.

INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 1

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