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East Asia & Pacific

Perry F. Renshaw, M.D., Ph.D.
Brain Imaging Center
McLean Hospital
Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
and
In Kyoon Lyoo, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Seoul National University Medical School
Seoul, South Korea

Richard Schottenfeld, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
and
Mahmud Mazlan, M.D.
Addiction Medicine
Substance Abuse Center
Muar, Malaysia

David S. Metzger, Ph.D.
Center for Studies of Addiction
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Australian Government is offering awards to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and its neighbors through the country’s extensive scholarship programs. The Endeavor Award is an internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East to undertake study, research, and professional development in Australia. Awards are available for postgraduate or postdoctoral fellows or midcareer professionals interested in enhancing their professional development.

NIDA has joined the World Health Organization (WHO) and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) in selecting drug abuse scientists from China and Georgia as recipients of International Traveling Fellowship Awards.

Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), will use her NIDA Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Award (USDISCA) to extend her research collaboration with Maree Teesson, Ph.D., Australian National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), University of New South Wales.

Drug abuse and HIV/AIDS researchers across the globe are taking advantage of local meetings to bridge the regional gap that often hinders the exchange of research ideas and the development of constructive collaborations. Meetings were held recently in Malaysia, Norway, and Ukraine

INVEST/Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Fellow Leonardo R. Estacio, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., spent his fellowship year focused on behavioral therapies to reduce methamphetamine abuse among adolescent Filipinos.

IAS-NIDA Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in HIV and Drug Use also were announced during the International AIDS Conference, supporting 18 months of training for:

A new document, published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), reports that the manufacture, trafficking, and consumption of amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS) drugs in Myanmar, one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia, is worsening.

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