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Training Courses

NIDA Awards Tuition Waivers for Two Researchers Attending Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

The NIDA International Program provided full-tuition scholarships to researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) to participate in the 2017 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction. Jenna Rudo-Stern, a Ph.D. candidate at ASU, researches, implements, and trains others in the use of a family-focused, youth drug abuse prevention program, the Family Check-Up. She hopes to focus her research career on identifying and addressing barriers to implementing evidence-based programs for promoting public health.

NIDA Awards Tuition Waivers for Three Researchers Attending Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

The NIDA International Program provided full-tuition scholarships to researchers from Louisiana, Maryland, and New York to participate in the 2016 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction.

Adrienne McGinn, a Ph.D. candidate at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, conducts research on the neurobiological mechanisms that contribute to drug and alcohol dependence and the effects of context on relapse. She hopes to focus her career on evidence-based science policy.

NIDA Supports Two Participants in Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction

The NIDA International Program provided full tuition scholarships to researchers from California and Maryland to participate in the 2015 Dutch Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction. Michael Lebsack-Coleman is a Ph.D. candidate at Claremont Graduate University, working to develop a brief intervention based on the theory of planned behavior targeting adolescents using alcohol and marijuana. He has worked on drug abuse research projects at the Tarzana Treatment Center, University of California, Los Angeles, and Loyola Marymount University. Andrew Ninnemann is a therapist and Ph.D.

IPAS Adds Certificate Programs; Applications Due July 15

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 Supports Latin American Scientists at Grants Workshop

The NIDA International Program supported three participants in a Regional Grant Writing and Scientific Peer Review Workshop that was held June 27–29, 2012, in Bogotá, Colombia. The workshop, which was organized by U.S. and Latin American officials, provided guidance on identifying training and funding opportunities, developing grant applications, establishing collaborations, and understanding the grant review process, confidentiality, and conflict of interest. Ivan Montoya, M.D., NIDA Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Addiction, was one of the U.S.

NIDA Supports Student at FENS-IBRO Training Course

The NIDA International Program supported a student in the Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience, which was held July 30–August 24, 2012, at the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Będlewo, Poland. Matt Lewis, a graduate student at Cornell University, participated in the course, which is sponsored by the Federation of European Neurosciences (FENS) and the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). The course combines lectures on experimental and computational neuroscience topics with practical training in neural modeling.

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