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NIDA Humphrey Fellow Testifies Before UNGASS Panel

Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow Asia AshrafUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, welcomes NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow Asia Ashraf, Pakistan, to the Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation on the World Drug Problem.

NIDA Seeks International Input on Language Access Program

NIDA has created a Language Access Implementation Plan to ensure that individuals with limited proficiency in English have meaningful access to its resources. The NIDA Language Access Committee is reaching out to the international drug abuse research community to learn about:

NIDA Grantee Cites NIDA International Program Influence on Global Addiction and HIV Research

NIDA grantee George E. Woody, University of Pennsylvania, published an article in Psychiatric Times (October 27, 2015, online at http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/addiction/addiction-aids-and-nida-overseas-program/page/0/1) describing how NIDA International Program fellowships, meetings, and Program Announcements facilitated binational grants and research advances in Brazil, Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine. He reports on international collaborations that led to U.S.

In Women’s Group Seeks Submissions for Annotated Bibliography To Be Released at 2016 Conference

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Friday, June 10, 2016

La Quinta Hotel, Palm Springs, California

For more information, contact InWomen’s Chair Wendee Wechsberg, Ph.D., at wmw@rti.org.*

2016 NIDA International Forum Registration Opens February 29

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Travel Award Notification: February 29, 2016
Meeting Registration Opens February 29, 2016
Visa Letters Issued February 29–May 16, 2016

NIDA, EMCDDA Cosponsor Session at Lisbon Addiction Meeting

NIDA grantee Robert L. Balster, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust participated in the First European Conference on Addictive Behaviors and Dependencies, held September 23–25, 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal. NIDA and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) cosponsored a session focused on ways to promote synergies and sustainability in addiction research capacity building and program implementation. Dr. Gust discussed NIDA’s research capacity-building efforts, and Dr. Balster discussed the NIDA Hubert H.

NIDA Participates in Meetings Focused on International Standards and Curricula

NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust and several NIDA grantees and former fellows participated in a series of international meetings held December 7–11, 2015, in Vienna, Austria. The expert meetings focused on developing and disseminating training curricula and building international standards for the prevention of drug use and treatment of drug use disorders. Former NIDA Hubert H.

NIDA, NIAAA, and Inserm Review Research Advances and Potential Areas of Collaboration, Announce New NIDA–Inserm Fellows

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.

International Sites, New Partner Expand Drug Facts Week

Drug abuse professionals in 13 nations, many of them former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows, held events in conjunction with the 2016 National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). NIDA began the program in 2010 to counteract misinformation disseminated by the Internet, television, movies, music, or friends. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism joined the effort in 2016, and the event was renamed NDAFW.

SPR Meeting Features NIDA International Poster Session

NIDA International Program Associate Director Dale Weiss and Society for Prevention Research (SPR) President Felipe Gonzalez Castro, Ph.D., University of Texas at El Paso, welcomed participants to the 8th Annual NIDA International SPR Poster Session. The poster session was held May 26, 2015, in conjunction with the SPR Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The sixteen posters highlighted drug and alcohol abuse prevention research featuring U.S. collaborations with prevention researchers in 12 nations.

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