Revised March 2012
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) convenes racial/ethnic minority workgroups comprising experts in the areas of substance abuse and addiction or health concerns of minority populations. The African American Researchers and Scholars Work Group provides recommendations to NIDA on research and research development needs of the African American community that will lead to effective prevention and treatment approaches. This workgroup's most recent activities, a Mini Med School and Addiction Research Training Institute, have centered on mentoring and training underrepresented minorities and others interested in substance abuse and addiction in the African American community.
- Addiction Research Training Institute: Leadership Development Workshop (July 21, 2009 - July 24, 2009)
- Mini Medical School — Marginalized African American Males (July 20, 2009)
- NIDA Researchers and Scholars Joint Work Group Meeting (September 29-30, 2008)
- Addiction Research Training Institute (ARTI) (July 22-25, 2008)
- Mini Medical School — Understanding Drug Addiction: Focus on African Americans (July 21, 2008)
- NIDA Researchers and Scholars Joint Work Group Meeting (October 31-November 1, 2007)