This E-news is issued every other month to inform the international drug abuse research community about:
- What’s New
- Funding Opportunities
- The Research Training and Exchange Program
- Public Announcements from NIDA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Other Items of Interest
- Reading Corner
NIDA Hosts Foresight Brain Science, Addiction and Drugs Project
Are improved treatments for addiction, new treatments for disorders like schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, and cognition enhancers in our future? Representatives from Foresight, the British government’s science-based think tank, presented results from the group’s Brain Science, Addiction, and Drugs Project at a NIDA Director’s Seminar on September 26, 2005, at NIDA headquarters.
SAVE THE DATE – EARLIER ABSTRACT DEADLINE
Are you looking to network and build international research collaboration? Are you looking to share your research findings? Participate and submit your abstract to the 2006 NIDA International Forum. The 2006 International Forum will be held in conjunction with the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD).
June 16–19, 2006
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Phone: +1 480 585 4848
The NIDA International Forum is the venue where you will find excellent opportunities to network with talented colleagues in your field, learn about drug abuse research and policy issues in other countries, and receive updates on NIDA-supported fellowships and other programs that support international collaborations.
A limited number of travel awards is available to participants whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the NIDA International Research Poster Session. This award provides partial support to cover the registration, transportation, and lodging costs associated with the 2006 NIDA International Forum and CPDD meetings.
- Forum Online Registration Opens
JANUARY 15, 2006
- Deadline for Forum Abstract Submission and Travel Award Application
- Deadline for WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellowship Application
FEBRUARY 15, 2006
- Forum Abstract and Travel Award Notification
- WHO/NIDA/CPDD International Traveling Fellowship Notification (to be confirmed)
APRIL 10, 2006
- Deadline for Forum Registration and Lodging Reservations
International Research Collaboration on Drug Addiction, PA-06-050
NIDA has reissued this Program Announcement soliciting collaborative research proposals on drug abuse and addiction that take advantage of unusual talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions in other countries; speed scientific discovery; and meet NIDA research priorities. Applicants may propose investigations using the NIH Research Project (R01) mechanism. The new announcement, PA-06-050, uses standard receipt dates and expires January 3, 2009.
Existing Updates on NIDA’s International Program funding opportunities:
- Ongoing Research and Training Opportunities (in English & Spanish)
- PA-03-018 AIDS International Training and Research Program
(Expires December 27, 2007)
For current information on NIDA and NIH training and exchange programs, please visit the following Web pages:
NIDA International Program
The NIDA International Program fosters international cooperative research and the exchange of scientific information by drug abuse researchers around the globe. International scientific collaboration in drug abuse research is fostered through different exchange programs including the INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellowship, the NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellowship, and the Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Program.
- INVEST Drug Abuse Research Fellowship applications are still being accepted for the October 1 deadline!
- Application Deadlines: April 1 and October 1
- Notification of Award: June 1 and December 1
- Fellowships awarded in June must begin by December 31 of the current year.
- Fellowships awarded in December must begin by June 30 of the following year.
- How can I get help in finding a mentor or connecting with a NIDA grantee?
To find a mentor who is right for you or to connect with a NIDA grantee, consult the online database of research projects supported by NIH at http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm, review journals online at PubMed, or e-mail the NIDA International Program for assistance.
NIH 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.
- Programs and Initiatives
- NIH Grants Information and Program Application Deadlines & Review Cycle Dates
Inhalant Abuse among Children and Adolescents: Building an International Research Agenda
November 7–9, 2005
NIDA Neuroscience Conference Room D, Rockville, Maryland, USA
This conference, co-sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Fogarty International Center, will be co-hosted by institutions from Canada and Mexico, with participants and presenters invited from other regions of the world. Attendance at this conference is by invitation only. If you are interested in this meeting, please contact Deborah Harris at 301-984-1471 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), researchers can create a free account to save searches, set up e-mail alerts for new content, display links to Web resources, and choose filters that group search results. Users must register, and their browsers must accept cookies. PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes more than 15 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals as well as links to full text articles and other related resources.
NIDA Funds New Research Tool For Behavioral Scientists
- The Research Assistant
NIDA-funded research online tool for behavioral scientists.
NOTE: The following information is being provided for informational purposes only. Reference to any Website listed below does not constitute endorsement of or recommendation by NIDA/NIH/DHHS.
Access to Free or Low Cost Online Publications for Researchers
- International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
- HINARI - Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative
Look here for research articles or other publications of interest to the international drug abuse research community.
- Lack of Effect of D2 Dopamine Receptor TaqI A Polymorphism on Smoking Cessation (281KB)
Ivan Berlin1, Lirio S. Covey2, Huiping Jiang3, Dean Hamer4
1 Département de Pharmacologie, Groupe Hospitalier Universitaire Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France.
2 Ph.D., New York State Psychiatric Institute–Columbia University, Smoking Cessation Clinic, New York, NY;
3 New York State Psychiatric Institute–Columbia University, Biostatistics, New York, NY; and
4 National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Bethesda, MD.
Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 7, Number 5 (October 2005), 725–728
Dr. Ivan Berlin is 2004 NIDA Distinguished International Scientist and Dr. Lirio S. Covey was his U.S. collaborator.
- The University of Maryland Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) provides a weekly, one-page overview of timely substance abuse trends or issues via e-mail. Back issues are available online at http://www.cesar.umd.edu/cesar/cesarfax.asp. To subscribe, contact Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) at +1-301-405-9770 or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Publishing Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed
(Click on BOOK ORDERS on the left-hand menu buttons)
Thomas F. Babor, Kerstin Stenius and Susan Savva, eds.
London, 2004, International Society of Addiction Journal Editors
Co-published with the World Health Organization