Translational research focus of NIDA organizational shift

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has reorganized its divisional structure to integrate its research portfolio, promote translational research and increase efficiencies. The new structure will incorporate research on clinical neuroscience, brain development and behavioral treatment development into existing and newly formed components of NIDA divisions. NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health. “We believe the reorganization will allow us to take advantage of new scientific opportunities, especially those addressing multidisciplinary and translational science.” —Nora D. Volkow, M.D.Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) “We believe the reorganization will allow us to take advantage of new scientific opportunities, especially those addressing multidisciplinary and translational science,” said NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D. In May of this year, the NIDA organizational structure was evaluated by a NIDA Advisory…


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