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NIDA AAPI Researchers and Scholars Workgroup

2010 NIDA AAPI Workgroup Conference

"Advancing API Drug Abuse/Mental Health Prevention Sciences and Treatment: Transdisciplinary Frameworks"

June 2-3, 2010

The 2010 NIDA AAPI Workgroup Conference was held at the Westin Alexandria Hotel on June 2-3, 2010. Copies of the speakers presentations are available below.

Conference Program



“The Epigenome Mediating the Impact of Early Life Adversity on Mental Health and Stress Behavior”;  Moshe Szyf, Ph.D.

Panel 1. Translational Research: Developing a Common Language
“Brain Based Predictors for Treatment Outcome of Addiction”;  Jiansong Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
“Paths to Translation: Pain Research at NIDA”;  David A. Thomas, Ph.D.
“Translational Research Priorities at the Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research”; Will Aklin, Ph.D.

Panel 2: The Mentoring Relationship in the Behavioral Social Sciences
“Mentorship”;  Frank Wong, Ph.D.
"The HIV Intervention Science Training Program:  Lessons Learned for Enhancing Mentorship with Underrepresented New Investigators";  Elwin Wu, Ph.D.
"Research Mentoring:  Personal Perspectives and Experiences";  Hyeouk Chris Hahm, Ph.D.

Panel 3: Prevention Sciences & Treatment Research with AAPI Populations
“HIV Risk and Intervention among Asian Job Seekers in Chinatown, New York”; Xiaochun Jin, Ph.D.
"Pooling Collective Wisdom: Adapting Chinese Taoist Cognitive Psychotherapy to Reflect Best Practices in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder";   Doris Chang, Ph.D.
“NIDA CTN: Blending Research and Practice to Improve Addiction Treatment”;  Betty Tai, Ph.D.
“A Community Perspective of AAPI Drug Prevention and Treatment";  Ting-Fun May Lai, M.S.W.
DISCUSSANT: Beverly Pringle, Ph.D.


Panel 4: Methodological Issues in Research with AAPI’s
 “Mental Health Research with Japanese & Part-Japanese Adolescents in Hawaii”; John Williams, M.D.
 “Recruitment and Retention of Hard-to-Reach Populations” ; Grace Macalino, Ph.D.
“The MATH Study: A Community Consortium Model”;  Edward Tepporn
“Survey Methods for the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS)”; Naihua Duan, Ph.D.

Panel 5: Making International Connections
“Alcohol Use Among Men who have Sex with Men and Money Boys in China”; Frank Wong, Ph.D.
“Adaptation of Family-Based HIV Intervention in Thailand: Lessons Learned & Next Steps”; Sung-Jae Lee, M.P.H., Ph.D.
“Challenges in International Work Focused on Drug Abuse”;  Linda Cottler, Ph.D.
“Implementing and Evaluating a Peer Network Intervention among Injecting Drug Users and their Risk Partners in Vietnam”;  Vivian Go, Ph.D.

Luncheon Program
David Shurtleff, Ph.D., Director, Division of Basic Neuroscience & Behavioral Research

Panel 6: NIH Research Opportunities for AAPI Behavioral and Social Scientists
Lula Beatty, Ph.D.
Judith Arroyo, Ph.D.
David Stoff, M.D.

Panel 7: The NEW NIH-Everything You Need to Know to Write Competitive Grants in 2010 and Beyond
"Demystifying the Grants Review Process";  Serena Chu, Ph.D.
"Current Peer Review System—Overview of Enhancement";  Meenaxi Hiremath, Ph.D.
"Tips for Successful Review ";  Marina Broitman, Ph.D.


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