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New NIDA Grantees Collaborate To Address HIV/AIDS and Drug Use

Late last year, five new research teams began work to address HIV/AIDS and drug use in areas where it is already at epidemic proportions or where it is quickly emerging to become one if efforts are not made to halt or reverse the current momentum. The research projects are the result of NIDA grants designed to stimulate collaborative research among foreign investigators from the same geographic regions to address regional issues on the intersection of HIV/AIDS and drug use in international settings.

In Memoriam: Charles R. Schuster

It is with sadness that we mourn the death of Dr. Charles R. Schuster, a much admired and respected member of our scientific community and past NIDA director. Dr. Schuster, who died February 21, 2010, was a pioneer in substance abuse and addiction, opening the path to new research approaches that today are promising treatment strategies. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific journal articles, as well as numerous book chapters and several books. Prior to his death, Dr.

NIDA, Italian Officials Agree To Cooperate on Drug Abuse Research and Training

NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D.; Carlo Giovanardi, Undersecretary for the Family, Drugs and Civil Service, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Italy; and Giovanni Serpelloni, M.D., Department for Anti-drug Policies (DAP), Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Italy, agreed July 25, 2011, to foster mutually beneficial research and research training to improve the diagnosis and treatment of drug abuse and addiction.

The memorandum of understanding cited three research areas of particular interest for the two agencies:

NIDA's Mini-Meetings Encourage Research Exchange

NIDA is hosting small meetings in conjunction with larger, more broadly focused conferences to bring together drug abuse and addiction scientists to share research findings and explore potential collaborations. The mini-meetings include:

NIDA Program Announcements Reissued

NIDA has reissued its Program Announcements (PAs) soliciting collaborative research proposals by U.S. investigators working with investigators from other countries. The PAs—International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction—will be in effect until January 8, 2015.

Researchers may choose one of three grant programs in response to these broad calls for innovative research proposals: R01, R21, or R03. Priority funding will be given to projects that are collaboratively funded by an agency of the foreign country. Research priority areas include:

New! NIDA Issues Program Announcements; Sets Aside Funds for Medications Development

NIDA has issued several Program Announcements (PAs) that will accept applications from non-U.S. institutions. PAs identify areas of science that are of increased priority at NIDA. The recent funding opportunities open to non-U.S. institutions include:

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