Dr. Robert Miranda was a featured speaker in a virtual K99 Grant Writing Workshop organized by the Brown Postdoc Council (BPC) in partnership with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Biomed (OGPS). This workshop was held through Zoom on May 5th, 2020. As research activities have wound down, this is a great opportunity for postdocs to consider writing a grant. This workshop brought together excellent sessions and Q&A with experts, current K99 awardees, and reviewers from Brown.
Along with colleagues from Korea University, Drs. Jacob van den Berg and Don Operario published an article in the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health on health disparities among transgender adults in South Korea.
Dr. Alexander Sokolovsky received a 5-year grant titled, "Dual Use of ENDS and Combustible Cigarettes: Shared, Distinct, and Cross-Conditioned Processes." This project will examine the drivers of dual use of traditional and electronic cigarettes in young adults, both in the laboratory and in the natural environment.
Dr. Sarah Helseth received a NIDA K23 grant for her study, entitled "Development and Preliminary Testing of an Adjunct Smartphone App to Reduce Marijuana use in Court-Involved, Non-Incarcerated Adolescents." This 5-year study will explore the mobile health needs and preferences of teens in the juvenile justice system, to build a new smartphone app to help teens cut down on their marijuana use. Congratulations!