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Bioethics Education Tools Now Available

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.

INVEST/CTN Drug Abuse Research Fellowship

Extended Application Deadline: April 20

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

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.

INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellowship

Extended Application Deadline: April 20

Two New Online Resources Enhance Research Methods

Researchers now have access to free, online tools developed with National Institutes of Health support to standardize research methods. Developed as part of a collaborative effort that included experts from across the globe, the tools promote the collection of comparable data across studies and rigorous design of behavioral and social science research projects.

Applications Open for Intensive Summer Training on Addiction

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

The Summer Institute, held this year from July 8–21, 2012, at the University of Amsterdam, is an intensive multidisciplinary program offering graduate-level and continuing professional development training in addiction, while promoting opportunities for international networking. The application deadline is April 15, 2012.

South African Investigator Receives International Traveling Fellowship Award

The World Health Organization, NIDA, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) together have selected this year’s recipient of the International Traveling Fellowship Award. Hetta Gouse, Ph.D., University of Cape Town, South Africa, received the award based on her research into the investigation of the effects of methamphetamine in a South African sample using detailed neuropsychological testing and a functional magnetic resonance imaging reward task. The award enables Dr.

USAID Adopts New Ethics Rules

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) issued a new Scientific Integrity Policy (441 KB) in late March. The policy outlines principles designed to protect the scientific process from misconduct and from inappropriate influence; promote access to scientific and technical information; maintain a highly skilled technical and scientific staff; convene and use Federal advisory committees ethically and transparently; and ensure quality, methodological rigor, and ethical standards in all USAID-funded research activities.

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:

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.

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