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Registration Open for 2017 International Events During NDAFW

NIDA and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) invite international substance abuse professionals to host events during the NIDA/NIAAA National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), January 23–29, 2017. The international health information program supports locally planned and hosted school and community events that provide teens with scientific facts about drugs and alcohol.

NIDA Division Director Virtual Seminar Series

NIDA Division Director Virtual Seminar Series Recorded talks introduce the mission, goals, and international research priorities of each NIDA Division. Learn more about NIDA, identify potential research topics of interest to NIDA, or prepare for meetings with NIDA staff.

NIDA Participates in Italian National School on Addiction

Building on the 2011 Binational Agreement between NIDA and the Italian Department for Anti-Drug Policies (DAP), NIDA staff and grantees taught a module of the National School on Addiction, which was held March 12–13, 2012, in Italy.

Promote NIDA International Fellowships

Placing one of our NIDA International Fellowship Program graphics on your Web site allows your visitors to easily click through to our Web site and learn more about the program. Simply copy the HTML embed code provided beside each image, and paste it onto your site where the image should appear. For additional information, please contact ip@nida.nih.gov.

NIDA Hosts Iraqis

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program hosted a group of four Iraqis taking part in the Iraq–Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Initiative. In 2008, Iraq and SAMHSA launched the initiative, in which multidisciplinary behavioral health teams from Iraq visit SAMHSA and host sites around the United States to learn about various interventions the teams want to adapt for implementation in Iraq.

Medication Development Researcher Phil Skolnick Leads NIDA Drug Discovery Efforts

Phil Skolnick, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon.), a leader in the worlds of corporate and academic drug research, has been appointed director of the NIDA Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse (DPMCDA). Dr. Skolnick was previously a research professor of psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center. He served as chief scientific officer at DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc., from 2001–2009.

SPR Honors NIDA International Program Director Steven Gust

NIDA International Program Director Dr. Steven W. Gust NIDA International Program Director
Dr. Steven W. Gust

Antonello Bonci To Lead Intramural Research at NIDA

University of California, San Francisco neuropsychopharmacologist Antonello Bonci, M.D., has been appointed the scientific director of the NIDA Intramural Research Program (IRP) in Baltimore.

NIDA Names New Acting Deputy Director

Dr. David Shurtleff was recently named acting deputy director of NIDA. Dr. Shurtleff, who has been director of the Institute’s Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (DBNBR), will assist in developing, implementing, and managing NIDA’s programs, priorities, resources, policies, and research dissemination efforts.

NIH Plans New Institute on Substance Abuse, Use, and Addiction Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced its plans to create a new Institute focusing on substance use, abuse, and addiction research and related public health initiatives. This Institute would integrate the relevant research portfolios from NIDA, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and other NIH Institutes and Centers. NIH Director Dr.

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