CAAS News

Dr. Micalizzi Named Associate Editor of the Journal of Child and Family Studies

Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Micalizzi who has recently been named Associate Editor of the Journal of Child and Family Studies. The journal is an international, peer-reviewed forum for topical issues pertaining to the behavioral health and well-being of children, adolescents, and their families.

New Research Assistant Joins CAAS Team

We are thrilled to welcome a newly hired staff member to the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies team!

Project Coordinator, Morayo Akande, Accepted to PhD Program!

Brown University graduate from both undergraduate and graduate programs and current CAAS staff, Morayo (“Mo”) Akande, MPH, has been with the University for nearly a decade. In her time at Brown, Mo completed a 5-year, combined AB/MPH degree program in May 2017, was a two-year Captain of the Track and Field Team, a three-year Chair of the Brown Opera Productions Board, and a member of the first cohort of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program (MHIRT) in Ghana.

Dr. Cassidy is Co-I on a New R01!

Dr. Rachel Cassidy is part of a team that received an R01 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study the impact of new graphic warning labels for cigarillo packaging on young adult tobacco use behavior. The title of the project is "The Impact of Cigarillo Warnings on Purchasing and Smoking Behaviors Among Young Adult Cigarillo Users". Dr. Cassidy serves as Co-I on this newly funded R01 with a team based out of Wake Forest University.

Three Media Interviews Featuring Dr. Khanna

Dr. Aditya Khanna was recently featured in three media interviews from the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Vermont Digger discussing COVID-19 testing, the emergence of new variants, and reopening timelines. 

APA Division 50 Features Dr. Pielech in SoAP Box ECR Spotlight

The APA Division 50 summer 2021 SoAP Box Newsletter featured Dr. Melissa Pielech as the Early Career Psychologist Spotlight! 

New Research and Program Assistant!

The New England ATTC, housed at the Brown University School of Public Health Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, has a new team member! Tyler Puryear, joined their team on June 28th as the new Research and Program Assistant. In this position, Tyler will be assisting in day-to-day operations and contributing to several large evaluation initiatives.

38th Annual Year in Review Celebration

On June 11, 2021, the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies within the Brown University School of Public Health held its Year in Review Celebration. The 38th Annual Year in Review celebrated the graduation of departing second- and third-year postdoctoral fellows, highlighted the milestones of those continuing with the Center, announced the Senior Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2021-2022 Year, and welcomed incoming first-year postdoctoral fellows. 

 

Each year, the fellows nominate and award the Sharon Chauncey Award and Mark Wood Mentoring Award.

 

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