Kristina Jackson, PhD received NOA for her RO1 from NIAAA

Dr. Kristina Jackson, Research Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, (Principal Investigator) received the notice of award for her R01, "Understanding Adolescent In-Vivo Exposure to Alcohol Content in the Media" (R01AA027968) from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) back in September of 2020.

Dr. Capone Receives Grant from Providence VA CfNN

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Dr. Christy Capone, received a grant from the Providence VA's Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN) to pilot stellate ganglion block (SGB) paired with psychotherapy for the treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). SGB is an anesthesia procedure used to treat certain forms of pain.

Drs. Colby and Denlinger-Apte Co-Chair SRNT Conference

Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Behavioral and Social Sciences, Dr. Suzanne Colby, along with Brown University, Deparment of Behavioral and Social Sciences PhD Alumni, Dr. Rachel Denlinger-Apte, recently co-chaired a virtual conference for the Society of Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) entitled "E-Cigarettes and Health Equity".

New England Region Opioid Response Network's (ORN) 3-day national virtual convening, Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: Moving to Implementation

Associate Professor, Rosemarie Martin, PhD, and Tonya Tavares, MS, CCRP, led the New England Region Opioid Response Network's (ORN) 3-day national virtual convening, Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: Moving to Implementation, from January 26-28, 2021, with over 300 registered corrections professionals from 42 states. The event was an interactive meeting focusing on practical steps to implement medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) programs.

Dr. Treloar Padovano Receives NIGMS Grant

Dr. Hayley Treloar Padovano recentely received a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences - COBRE grant P20GM130414 (PI: Monti) Replacement Project 3! Dr. Treloar Padovano will be joining the COBRE Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation to conduct a 3-year project exploring biobehavioral pathways underlying the intersection of alcohol use and liver health.

Dr. Magill's Work Featured in NY Times

Dr. Molly Magill's work from NIAAA-funded projects (R21, AA023662; K23, AA018126) on mechanisms of Motivational Interviewing was recently cited and linked in a New York Times piece on the use of Motivational Interviewing to speak with those opposed to vaccinations. The article, "The Science of Reasoning with Unreasonable People" was published on January 31st, 2021.

New Research Assistant joins Dr. Miranda's Lab

Our new staff member, Audrey Bell, is a recent William and Mary Psychology graduate joining Dr. Robert Miranda's research team as a Research Assistant. In the lab, Audrey will be working on studies involving medication treatment for adolescents with alcohol use disorder!