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!
Dr. Mollie Monnig presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) on 3/9/2020. The presentation was titled "Alcohol Use Is Associated with Degradation of Brain White Matter in HIV Infection."
Congratulations to Ryan Carpenter who presented at APPA in NYC! He presented a poster on whether patients with chronic pain who use opioids as prescribed experienced craving in daily life (they did) and if more intense craving was associated with taking more opioids (it was). https://www.appassn.org/2020-program
Sara Becker was a plenary speaker on March 6th at the Rosecrance Health Network Inaugural Adolescent Behavioral Health Symposium. She shared the results of her NIDA-funded study testing a technology-assisted parenting intervention for adolescents in residential substance use treatment. Results indicated that the intervention was acceptable, feasible, and effective for parents of teens in short-term residential treatment.
Drs. Patricia Cioe and Suzanne Colby were invited to present a talk entitled, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): A Brief Review of Completed Research Studies, to the Community Advisory Board of the Brown School of Public Health. The meeting was held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the American Lung Association in Providence RI.