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.
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. 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.
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!