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CTN Meeting Focuses on International Collaboration

Researchers from Australia, Canada, China, Ecuador, and Mexico briefed participants about their research during the international session at the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Steering Committee Meeting. The meeting was held April 15–16, 2015, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. INVEST/CTN fellow Chandra Jha, Ph.D., Australia, discussed his study of factors related to relapse among former and relapsed Nepali drug users, and how public health strategies can minimize relapse risks. His fellowship mentor is Dennis Donovan, Ph.D., University of Washington.

CTN International Forum Features Collaboration Reports

International scientists presented their research during an international workshop at the Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Steering Committee Meeting, March 12, 2014, in Bethesda, Maryland. Greta Zaneti, M.S., University of Pavia, Italy, described her work with Robert Schwartz, M.D., Friends Research Institute, examining clinical, research, and public health models to address problem gambling in order to begin designing a cognitive behavioral gambling intervention in collaboration with the Italian Department for Anti-Drug Policies.


Fellowships for Postdoctoral Training

International and U.S. Drug Abuse Researchers Meet, Exchange Ideas

Drug abuse researchers from Brazil, Mexico, and Taiwan presented their research and sought feedback on upcoming clinical trials during the International Collaboration Workshop held at the recent NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Steering Committee Meeting.

The meeting is a featured breakout session of the 3-day NIDA CTN Steering Committee Meeting. International presenters included Ronaldo Laranjeira, M.D., Federal University of Sao Paulo; Ming-Chyi Huang, M.D., Ph.D., Taipei City Psychiatric Center; and Chun-Hsin Chen, M.D., M.S., Taipei Medical University–Wang Fang Hospital.

NIDA Blending Initiative Focuses on Addiction Treatment in Primary Care Settings

As part of an ongoing initiative to accelerate research findings into use by substance abuse treatment providers, NIDA hosted its Blending Initiative Conference in Atlanta on April 19, 2012, in conjunction with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 43rd Medical-Scientific Conference.

International Researchers Brief Clinical Trials Network Steering Committee

Five INVEST/Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Fellows reported on their mentored research projects, and representatives of three other international initiatives reported on their activities during an international report session at the April 17, 2012, CTN Steering Committee meeting in Atlanta.

CTN Workshops Feature Fellows' Research Reports and Grant-Writing Tips

Two NIDA International Program fellows presented their research during an international workshop at the Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Steering Committee Meeting, March 14, 2013, in Bethesda, Maryland. INVEST/CTN Drug Abuse Research Fellow Vivi Octavia Lubis, M.D., Indonesia, reported on drug use trends in Indonesia. With her mentor, George Woody, M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Dr.

Mexican Officials Honor CTN Florida Node Alliance for Collaboration

The Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria Ramón de la Fuente (NIP) of Mexico recently honored Viviana Horigian, Ph.D., University of Miami, and her research colleagues at the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Florida Node Alliance (FNA). NIP Director María Elena Medina-Mora, Ph.D., presented the award April 16, 2013, during a ceremony celebrating the first randomized clinical trial completed through a recently formed Mexican network based on the CTN model, which teams substance abuse and mental health researchers with community treatment providers.

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.