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Number 13, December 2006

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NIDA-Supported Researchers Identify New Injection Practice Among Tanzanian Women

Dr. Mark Williams, University of Texas at Houston and colleagues (Dr. Sheryl McCurdy, University of Texas at Houston; Dr. Gad P. Kilonzo and Dr. M. T. Lesheaberi, University of Muhumbili, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania) Behavior DOI 10.1007/s10461-006-9102-x (1.68MB). Participants at the conference included representatives from the University of Muhumbili medical faculty; the Tanzanian Ministry of Labor, Employment, and Youth; the Tanzanian Ministry of Health; other Tanzanian officials; and invited media. The binational research team also met with Tanzanian Deputy Minister of Labor, Employment, and Youth Dr. Emmanuel Nchimbi on October 18, 2006.

NIDA and CICAD Cosponsor Latin American Epidemiology Group and Iberoamerican Conference of National Observatories on Drugs

The initial meeting of the Latin American epidemiology group, Red Epidiemiologica de Drogas para Latinoamerica (REDLA), took place in Cartagena, Colombia, December 10 - 12, 2006. REDLA is a joint effort between NIDA and the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (National Hispanic Science Network; 2004 DISCA Scientist Dr. Helena Barros, Brazil; and 2003-2004 Humphrey Fellow Dr. Vladimir Stempliuk, Brazil.

UNAIDS/WHO 2006 AIDS Epidemic Update Cites Need for Targeted Prevention Programs

The UNAIDS/WHO 2006 AIDS Epidemic Update reports that the number of people living with HIV continues to grow, as does the number of deaths attributed to AIDS, and that some countries are seeing a resurgence in new HIV infection rates which were previously stable or declining. Injection drug use continues to be a major vector of HIV transmission: in 2005, non-sterile injection equipment caused 67% of prevalent HIV infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; 19% in Latin America; and 22% in South and South-East Asia (excluding India). The new data also show that HIV prevention programs achieve better outcomes when the programs are sustained, targeted to at-risk populations, and adapted regularly to the changing local epidemic.

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Funding Opportunities

NIH Requires Detailed Budgets From Non-U.S. Grant Applicants

Beginning October 1, 2006, all competing National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applications from non-U.S. institutions must include only detailed (non-modular) budgets. NIH announced the change in late August 2006 by publishing a notice, NOT-OD-06-096, in the NIH Guide. Domestic researchers may continue to use the modular budget format for grant applications.

Are You Ready For Electronic Submission Of Grant Applications?

NIH Office of Extramural Research for more information.

Existing NIDA-Supported Funding Opportunities:

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Research Training and Exchange Updates

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

Calling All Former NIDA Fellows

As part of its ongoing efforts to document the success of former NIDA INVEST and Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows, the NIDA International Program is asking the drug abuse professionals to answer a brief online survey. Please help!

  • NIDA INVEST or Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Evaluation
  • NIDA DISCA/USDISCA Scientist Evaluation

Ongoing NIDA International Program Research and Training Exchange Programs

Fogarty International Center
The Fogarty International Center, the international component of the NIH, addresses global health challenges through innovative and collaborative research and training programs and supports and advances the NIH mission through international partnerships.

  • NIH Grants Information
  • Programs and Initiatives
  • Program Application Deadlines & Review Cycle Dates
  • Fogarty International Center / Ellison Medical Foundation - Overseas Fellowships in Global Health and Clinical Research: Are you a graduate-level U.S. student in the health professions? The Fogarty International Center/Ellison Medical Foundation offers Clinical Research Training Fellowships that provide a 1-year clinical research training experience at top-ranked, NIH-funded research centers in developing countries in Africa, Asia, Central America, and South America.

The Research Assistant
NIDA-funded online research tool for behavioral scientists.

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Calendar of Major Scientific Meetings in Drug Abuse Research

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Press Releases

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Other Items of Interest

The following information is being provided for informational purposes only. Reference to any Website listed below does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by NIDA/NIH/HHS.

Web-Based Information and Professional Development Activities for Neuroscientists

  • The Brain Research Success Story about Opiate Addiction, highlighting the impact of research advances on treatment and outlining potential outcomes of future research. Similar reports are available for 22 other topics.
  • Neuroscientists can find web lectures, seminars, symposia, outlines of research methods, and professional development opportunities online from the International Affairs Committee/U.S. National Committee (IAC-USNC). IAC-USNC facilitates the dissemination of knowledge to neuroscientists, particularly those in underdeveloped countries; promotes research or professional training activities across international borders; and enhances public awareness of neuroscience worldwide. IAC-USNC is jointly appointed by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
  • The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) has begun providing resources for neuroscience education through its IBRO-Edu project, which is identifying, evaluating and providing organized access to online educational materials in neuroscience.

Access to Free or Low Cost Online Publications for Researchers

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Reading Corner

Look here for research articles or other publications that may be of interest to the international drug abuse research community.

NOTE: The following information is being provided for informational purposes only. Reference to any Website listed below does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by NIDA/NIH/HHS.

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