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NIDA and INSERM forge new collaboration on the neuroscience of addiction


May 14, 2013

NIDA & INSERM sign Memorandum of Intentl-r: Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director; François Delattre, French Ambassador; and Dr. André Syrota, President and CEO of INSERM

On May 7, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) -- the French scientific and technological institute focusing on human health -- signed a Memorandum of Intent to strengthen cooperation in basic and clinical research and research training, specifically in the areas of neuroscience and psychiatry. François Delattre, French Ambassador to the United States, provided opening remarks on the importance of fostering exchange of scientific information between France and the United States, and also signed the Memorandum of Intent.

For an article from the Embassy of France in Washington, go to: www.ambafrance-us.org/spip.php?article4545.

For more information, contact the NIDA press office at media@nida.nih.gov or 301-443-6245.

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About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found at www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDA’s DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or email requests to drugpubs@nida.nih.gov. Online ordering is available at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDA’s media guide can be found at www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide/dear-journalist, and its easy-to-read website can be found at www.easyread.drugabuse.gov. You can follow NIDA on Twitter and Facebook.

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    NIDA. (2013, May 14). NIDA and INSERM forge new collaboration on the neuroscience of addiction. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2013/05/nida-inserm-forge-new-collaboration-neuroscience-addiction

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