Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series (DVS²)

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series (DVS²) is a sequence of talks presented by the COBRE for the Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation. We bring in renowned visiting scholars to discuss topics related to the thematic content area of our COBRE Center.  

Upcoming Events

October 11, 2024 - DVSS Speaker TBD

November 15, 2024 - DVSS Speaker TBD

Past Events

April 12, 2024 - Dr. Murray Raskind, "Prazosin for AUD, a Precision Medicine Approach" *Co-sponsored event with CAAS Rounds

April 10, 2024 - Dr. Sheila Vakharia, Book talk: "The Harm Reduction Gap" *Co-sponsored event with People Place and Health Collective and the RI COBRE on Opioids and Overdose

March 8, 2024 - Dr. Julie Poehlmann, "Early Adversity and Health Risks among Children with Incarcerated Parents"

February 16, 2024 - Dr. Robin Mermelstein, "E-Cigarettes as Harm Reduction in the Full Trajectory of Use"

December 1, 2023 - Ben Tuff, "Swim Tuff - One Path to Recovery"

April 21, 2023 - Dr. Margaret Haney, "Medications Development for Cannabis Use Disorder: Where We Are and What Lies Ahead"

February 3, 2023 - Dr. Matt Freiburg, "HIV and Cardiovascular Disease: Alcohol, Adaptive Immunity, and the Gut Microbiome"

September 30, 2022 - Dr. Stan Sonu, "Adverse Childhood Experiences and Tobacco Use Disorder: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Primary Care"

April 15, 2022 - Dr. Neal Benowitz, "Is There a Role for Nicotine in Society?  Comparisons with Alcohol and Cannabis."

March 11, 2022 - Dr. Matthew Johnson, "Classic Psychedelics in Addiction Treatment"

November 17, 2021 - Dr. Yasmin Hurd, "Cannabis and the Developing Brain: What We Need to Know"

October 1, 2021 - Dr. Fulton Crews, "Neuroimmune Signaling: Adolescence and Alcohol"

January 6, 2020 - Dr. Joao Goulao, "A Public Health Approach to Drug Policy" *co-sponsored event with the COBRE on Opioids and Overdose