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NIDA Supports Poster Session at Annual Prevention Research Meeting

The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) recently welcomed scientists and experts from around the world to explore prevention science from a global health perspective with the intent of fostering worldwide rapid development of evidence-based policies, strategies, and programs.

NIDA International Announces 2011 Awards of Excellence Winners

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program is pleased to announce the selection of the 2011 Awards of Excellence winners, who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to international cooperation in drug abuse research and training.


NIDA Awards of Excellence recipients Richard Rawson (left), María Elena Medina-Mora Icaza, and Jeffrey Samet (far right) with NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust.

New Journal Supplement Addresses Volatile Substance Misuse

A new supplement to Substance Use & Misuse addresses volatile substance misuse (VSM). Supported by the NIDA International Program, this special issue addresses the public health aspects of VSM, the inhalation of gases or vapors for psychoactive effects, assessing the similarities and differences in the products misused, patterns, prevalence, etiologies, and impacts of VSM. In 20 peer-reviewed articles, authors from 12 countries examine these issues through sociocultural epidemiology, neuroscience, and interventions research. The Australian, Canadian, and U.S.

New Fellowship Opportunity for Mexican Postdoctoral Scientists

A new fellowship program will enable talented Mexican postdoctoral scientists to devote 12 months to drug abuse prevention research in the United States.

NIDA and the Mexican National Institute of Psychiatry Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz (NIP), along with the Mexican National Commission Against Addictions (CONADIC) and the Society for Prevention Research, have established the United States–Mexico Drug Abuse Prevention Research Fellowship.

Register Now: NIDA International Forum

NIDA International Forum, June 8-11, 2012, Palm Springs, California

Registration Closes May 10

International Program Director Receives CPDD Morrison Award

NIDA International Program Director Steven W. Gust, Ph.D., received the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) J. Michael Morrison Award for outstanding contributions in the area of scientific administration related to drugs of abuse.

Staff Directory

NIDA Staff

Steven W. Gust, Ph.D.

NIDA International Program
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health

6001 Executive Blvd.
Room 4274
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

E-mail: ipdirector@nida.nih.gov

NIDA International Forum Focuses on Collaboration Among Research Organizations and Binational Scientific Teams

“Find good partners, start small, and take advantage of every research training and funding opportunity available.” That was the theme of presenters at the 16th Annual NIDA International Forum, which featured reports on U.S. initiatives to improve evidence-based drug treatment, research training, and policy implementation around the world.

Coming Soon: Call for Posters for 2012 Prevention Research Meeting

Abstracts will soon be accepted for the 5th Annual NIDA International Poster Session at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 20th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, May 29–June 1, 2012.

NIDA’s International Program and Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research will host the poster session to highlight international drug abuse-related prevention research, including HIV/AIDS prevention research in drug-using populations. Abstract submissions will undergo the same peer review process as other poster submissions for SPR.