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George E. Woody, M.D., and Edwin Zvartau, M.D.

George E. Woody, M.D.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
and
Edwin Zvartau, M.D.
Vice Rector for Science
Pavlov State Medical University
St. Petersburg, Russia

NIDA Supports Researchers at Hispanic Science International Conference

Sixteen NIDA-supported researchers presented their research earlier this fall in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) International Conference. This year’s meeting focused on transdisciplinary approaches to current research agendas and the future of addiction research and treatment.

Juana M. Tomás-Rosselló, M.D., M.P.H.

Juana M. Tomás-Rosselló, M.D., M.P.H.
Global Challenges Section
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Vienna, Austria

Binational Agreements

NIDA has signed letters of understanding to cooperate on biomedical and behavioral drug abuse research with the following institutions:

France:

Italy:

Mexico:

David S. Metzger, Ph.D.

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

NIDA Awards Tuition Waiver for Intensive Summer Institute in Addiction

Cendrine Danae Robinson, a doctoral student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was recently awarded a tuition waiver from the NIDA International Program to attend the Summer Institute on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction in the Netherlands later this year.

NIDA, Dutch Research Organization Fund Three New Binational Research Teams

Continuing the uniquely successful binational agreement between NIDA and the Netherlands, three new research teams have received funding to conduct studies on prevention and treatment interventions. NIDA funds the U.S. researchers; the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) supports the Dutch scientists. The newly funded teams are:

Spanish Drug Abuse Agency Supports Research Visits to NIDA Grantees

As part of the ongoing binational collaboration on drug abuse research between NIDA and the Spanish Plan Nacional sobre Drogas (PNSD), Spanish researchers may apply for funding from PNSD to support brief research visits with NIDA-funded investigators in the United States.

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:

Experts Share Knowledge on Dual Disorders at International Congress

A recent meeting in Spain brought together professionals in addiction, addiction psychiatry, and mental health to share knowledge and recent research advances about dual disorders.

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