Number 1, December 2004

This E-news is issued every other month to inform the international drug abuse research community about:

What's New

2005 NIDA International Forum Online Meeting Registration is Now Open

Hispanic Researchers Focus on Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS Trends in Asia

Current Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow in U.S. Studies HIV/AIDS-Drug Abuse Connection
Current NIDA Humphrey Fellow Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma, India, discusses efforts to understand the global connections between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS in an interview with Washington File, an international news service provided by the U.S. Department of State.

Former Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Appointed to Prime Minister’s Staff

Congratulations to 1993-1994 Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow A.K.M. Abdul Awal Mazumder, Bangladesh, who has been appointed to the Prime Minister's staff.

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Funding Opportunities

For current information on NIDA International Program funding opportunities, please visit the following Web pages:

Notice Regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements to Support U.S. - Netherlands Binational Collaborative Research on Drug Abuse (NOT-DA-05-002)

PAS-03-023 International Research Collaboration on Drug Addiction

NIDA INVEST Funding Mechanisms (English)

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The Research Training and Exchange Program

For current information on NIDA and NIH training and exchange programs, please visit the following Web pages:

NIDA International Program

NIH Fogarty International Center

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Click here for upcoming meetings of interest

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Public Announcements from NIDA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • NIDA Addiction Research News for September 2004
  • Hostility Personality Trait Predicts Brain Metabolic Response to Nicotine
  • PET Scans Show Cocaine Addicts Have Generalized Decrease in D2 Receptors Throughout Striatum
  • In Treating Co-Occurring Disorders, Target Both Depression and Substance Abuse
  • Long-Lasting Craving for Cocaine
  • Study Finds Communities Will Provide Support for MI Programs
  • Complex Genetics Tied to High Cost of Brain Disorders; Majority of Costs Related to Addiction
  • NIDA Grantees Receive AACE Award

NIH Convenes State-of-the-Science Conference on Preventing Youth Violence
October 1, 2004

NIH Roadmap Accelerates
October 4, 2004

NIH Funds First National SNP Genotyping Center at Broad Institute
October 5, 2004

Bovine Genome Assembled
October 6, 2004

NIH Grantees Win 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Study of Protein Degradation Pathway
October 6, 2004

NIH-NSF to Convene Interagency Conference on Life and Physical Sciences
October 8, 2004

National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University Mark Partnership for New Biomedical Research Center
October 12, 2004

New Learning Techniques Improve Global HIV/AIDS Prevention
October 12, 2004

NIH Director Provides One-Year Update on Strategy to Accelerate Medical Research
October 13, 2004

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Other Items of Interest

NIDA Drug Supply Program

The NIDA Drug Supply Program is administered by the Chemistry and Physiological Systems Research Branch. In addition to funding research in drug abuse, addiction, prevention, and treatment, NIDA facilitates such research to accomplish its mission by providing chemicals researchers with chemicals and research probes that are either unavailable, difficult to obtain, or very expensive to purchase buy to researchers. In addition, this program also provides analytical services for the analysis of researchers’ experimental samples. For additional information contact Hari Singh, Ph.D., or Kevin Gormley.

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