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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – October 2010

NIDA Interns Present Research

When: August 3, 2010
Where: NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
Institute: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

In August, 46 summer interns at NIDA's Intramural Research Program presented their research findings in an afternoon poster session. The students worked with intramural scientists on research projects, gaining invaluable hands-on experience they are unlikely to find in college or high school. Poster topics included cellular and behavioral studies of cocaine and methamphetamine, receptor binding studies of opioid ligands, the role of glutamatergic neurons in dopamine circuits, and studies of resting-state functional brain connectivity. Students participated in one of two programs: the NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research or the Recruitment & Training Program for Under-represented Populations.

Next Steps

For information about the Summer Internship program, contact Stephen Heishman at To learn more about the Under-represented Populations program, contact Jean Lud Cadet at

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