CAAS News

New Research Assistant Joins CAAS

Dr. Patricia Cioe and her study team are excited to welcome their new Research Assistant, Sophie Lazar, to CAAS! Sophie will be working with Dr. Cioe and team on Project PNAV, a peer navigator model to improve quit attempts and smoking cessation rates among HIV-positive smokers, and the SREC study.

Dr. Sara Becker Receives Prestigious NIDA MERIT Award

Associate Professor, Sara Becker, Ph.D., receives prestigious NIDA MERIT award as the 9th recipient of an NIH merit award, the second health services researcher, the first implementation scientist, and the first woman to win this award at Brown University since the program was started in 1986. 

NOGA and Publication for Dr. Magill

Dr. Molly Magill has received a Notice of Grant Award for a U13 Conference Grant from the NIAAA with MPI Dr. Stephen Maisto from Syracuse University.. This grant, "Translational MOBC Science" will fund three years of the Annual Pre-conference Meeting on Mechanisms of Behavior Change at the Research Society on Alcoholism where they hope to generate interest and ideas in this novel area, and in particular among emerging scholars. 

Dr. Cioe is a Co-I on a Newly Awarded R21 from the NCI

Dr. Patricia Cioe, Associate Professor of Behavioral & Social Science, is a Co-Investigator on a new 2-year R21 grant award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The grant, "Development and Pilot Testing of a Just in Time Mobile Smoking Cessation Intervention for Persons living with HIV" is a pilot randomized clinical trial will examine the efficacy of using a smart-phone based app and a sensor to detect smoking activity in smokers with HIV who are making a quit attempt. Dr.

Dr. Kearns New First-Author Publication in Alcohol

Dr. Nathan Kearns recently published a new first-author manuscript "Effects of bodily arousal on desire to drink alcohol among trauma-exposed college students" in Alcohol.

Generally, findings suggest that bodily arousal may only serve as an implicit, trauma-relevant interoceptive cue that increases desire to drink within a specific subset of trauma-exposed college students (i.e., individuals indexing interpersonal trauma).

Molly Magill Presenting at the 17th Annual INEBRIA Conference

Dr. Molly Magill will be presenting, "Training Common Factors in Addictions Treatment: Teaching Frontline Providers to do What They Already do, but Really Really Well" at the 17th Annual INEBRIA Conference on brief interventions in addictions on September 22-24.

CAAS Welcomes the 2021 Cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows

The Center for Alcohol and Addiction studies is thrilled to welcome the new Fall 2021 Postdoctoral Fellows who will spend the next few years focused on innovative research, advanced dissemination and implementation strategies, and public education. Our fellows will be conducting high quality research in the early intervention and treatment of alcohol and other drug problems and be engaged in rigorous interdisciplinary training in addiction science and grant writing through a combination of didactic and practical training and individualized mentorship from leading researchers and clinical sc

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