CAAS News

Dr. Ahluwalia received a 2020 Research Seed Award from Brown University

Dr. Jasjit Ahliwalia, is a Co-investigator and winner of a Brown University 2020 Seed Award on research which will focus on the effect of a driver's license suspension on access to health care. Learn more about the research work.

Dr. Gunn recently published a paper on Cannabis in the Addictive Behaviors journal

Dr. Rachel Gunn recently published a paper titled "Complex cannabis use patterns: Associations with cannabis consequences and cannabis use disorder symptomatology" in the journal Addictive Behaviors. This paper examined the evolving cannabis use landscape by using latent class analysis to classify cannabis users from three college campuses across the U.S.

Dr. Helseth was recently chosen for NIDA's Justice Community Opioid Intervention Network (JCOIN)!

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Helseth on being chosen for NIDA's Justice Community Opioid Intervention Network (JCOIN) 2020-2022 Investigators Program! This capacity building initiative trains and mentors researches to better address health problems in criminal justice populations.

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Dr. Monnig recently presented at the first annual Rhode Island Microbiome Symposium

Dr. Mollie Monnig gave an invited presentation on "Microbial Translocation and Innate Immune Markers following Moderate Alcohol in Healthy Volunteers" at the first annual Rhode Island Microbiome Symposium at the University of Rhode Island.

Dr. van den Berg presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Dr. Jacob van den Berg gave an oral presentation on January 9, 2020 entitled: "Social media use and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among at-risk college students in the United States" at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in Maui, Hawaii.

Dr. Spirito and colleagues presented at the NIH HEAL Initiative

Dr. Anthony Spirito, together with co-investigators Drs. Anashua Rani Ghose Elwy and Kathleen Kemp of Brown Research, and Drs. Sarah Helseth and Sara Becker of CAAS,  presented at the NIH HEAL Initiative on parents’ and teens’ knowledge, opinions, and safety skills around opioid use.

Dr. Becker presented at the Public Health TA Center Networking Meeting and at Penn State University

Dr. Sara Becker presented on the work of the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) at the Public Health TA Center Networking Meeting and Discussion on the Intersection of HIV and Substance Use Disorder! This meeting was hosted by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations.

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