Dr. Patricia Cioe was nominated by her colleagues for the annual Excellence in Nursing Awards in the State of Rhode Island and was chosen as the Nurse Researcher of the Year! An article in the upcoming September issue of RI Monthly will highlight each of the winners and an awards reception to honor each of the recipients will be held in late September.
Dr. Carolina Haass-Koffler has received the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Travel Award. The ACNP annually selects distinguished young scientists in the field of neuropsychopharmacology to be part of our travel award program. These travel awards offer an opportunity to attend an outstanding scientific program in clinical and basic research on brain-behavior-drug interactions.
Dr. Martin was a member of opening panel 'Inside Out – Exploring Cross Sector Collaboration for Maximum Impact' and breakout panel 'Leaning in-How criminal justice can integrate treatment, accelerate recovery and prevent arrests' at the National Opioid Leadership Summit in Sacramento June 24 - 25. The U.S. General Jerome Adams was the opening plenary speaker.
Dr. van den Berg and other Brown colleagues co-authored an article entitled "Open pilot trial of a brief motivational interviewing-based HIV PrEP intervention for MSM: Preliminary effects, and evidence of feasibility and acceptability" that was published in AIDS Care.
Dr. Jennifer Merrill received a 5-year, 3 million dollar R01 award from NIAAA, titled "High-Intensity Drinking and Alcohol-Induced Blackouts among Young Adult Drinkers: An Event-level Analysis."
Dr. Merrill also presented a talk titled "The Influence of Rate versus Level of Alcohol Consumption on Alcohol-related Consequences Assessed in Daily Life" at the 2019 Kettil Bruun Society meeting in Utrecht, Netherlands, in June. This work was co-authored by postdoctoral fellow Ryan Carpenter.
Drs. Damaris Rohsenow, Rosemarie Martin, and Jennifer Tidey presented data on "Smokers with Opioid Use Disorder May Have Worse Drug Use Outcomes after Varenicline than Nicotine Replacement" at the College on Problems in Drug Dependence.
Dr. Kristina Jackson presented new data from a NIDA-funded study in her talk "Real-world simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use: An ecological study of motives and social context" at the Research Society on Alcoholism in Minneapolis, MN.