CAAS News

Dr. Martin has recently given multiple presentations for the US Department of Justice.

Dr. Rosemarie Martin has given multiple national presentations to the U.S. Department of Justice and at several national conferences. She presented about treating OUD in jails and prisons, the paradigm shift in the treatment of addiction in the criminal justice system, and the transition into the community after MAT in the correctional setting.

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Dr. Carey received the Addictive Behaviors SIG Lifetime Achievement Award!

"Congratulations to Dr. Kate Carey on receiving the @ABCTNOW Addictive Behaviors SIG Lifetime Achievement Award!"

Dr. Cioe presented at the 32nd Annual Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Conference

Dr. Patricia Cioe attended the 32nd Annual Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Conference in Portland, OR on November 7-9, and was interviewed by a reporter who covers Infectious Diseases conferences as one of only fifteen PI's being interviewed about their abstracts/work. Dr. Cioe presented an oral abstract titled, "An Open Pilot to Examine the Acceptability and Health Effects of Electronic Cigarettes in HIV-positive Smokers".

Dr. Gunn received a 5-year K08 award, and co-published a new study involving cannabis and veterans

Dr. Rachel Gunn received a 5-year K08 titled, "Ambulatory Assessment of Simultaneous Alcohol and Marijuana Use: Impact on Alcohol Use and Consequences". This study will examine the impact of co-use of alcohol and marijuana on alcohol consumption and consequences in the natural environment using alcohol biosensors.

Dr. Tidey was a Discussant at the NIH Tobacco Regulatory Science symposium

Dr. Jennifer Tidey was the Discussant for a symposium entitled "Potential Impact of Nicotine Standards Policy" at the NIH Tobacco Regulatory Science meeting on Oct 23rd.

Dr. Jennifer Tidey also gave an invited talk at the annual meeting of the Vermont Center of Behavioral Health on Oct 11, entitled "Effects of Very Low Nicotine Content Cigarettes in People with Psychiatric Disorders".

Drs. Peter Monti, Kate Carey, and Sara Becker presented at an NIAAA-sponsored workshop.

Drs. Peter Monti, Kate Carey, and Sara Becker were invited to participate in an NIAAA-sponsored workshop on Brief Alcohol Interventions for College and Young Adults on October 10-11th. The goal of this workshop was to build upon the existing evidence base and address key areas that will advance the field including implementation and scale up. 

Dr. Sara Becker presented at the Addiction Health Services Research conference!

Dr. Sara Becker gave two presentations at the Addiction Health Services Research 2019 Conference. She presented a poster on the work of the New England ATTC and gave a talk about Project MIMIC, her multi-site R01 with opioid treatment programs throughout New England. Sara is on the National Planning Committee and is excited to host next year's conference in Providence!

Jennifer Merrill

Dr. Merrill presented on "Heavy Drinking" in Toronto, and Sherbrooke, Canada

Dr. Jennifer Merrill presented a talk titled "Qualitative Examination of Recent Alcohol-Induced Blackouts among Heavy Drinking Emerging Adults" at the 9th annual meeting for the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood in Toronto, Canada.

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