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NIDA Supports Student at FENS-IBRO Training Course

The NIDA International Program supported a student in the Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience, which was held July 30–August 24, 2012, at the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Będlewo, Poland. Matt Lewis, a graduate student at Cornell University, participated in the course, which is sponsored by the Federation of European Neurosciences (FENS) and the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). The course combines lectures on experimental and computational neuroscience topics with practical training in neural modeling.

Substance Abuse Researcher Earns NIH Director's Early Independence Award

Alan Anticevic, Ph.D., Yale University, is 1 of 14 junior scientists who will be supported by the National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award. Dr. Anticevic focuses on characterizing brain circuits involved in processing certain stimuli and their interactions with neural systems. His aim is to understand how these interactions may go awry in the context of different neuropsychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse.