Congratulations to Dr. Monti, who has been awarded a prestigious Research Achievement Award from Brown!

Congratulations! Our Center Director, Dr. Peter Monti, has been awarded a prestigious Research Achievement Award from Brown! The Research Achievement Awards honor exceptional scholars across a wide range of disciplines. More information is contained in the Brown announcement:

Alexander Sokolovsky

Congratulations to Dr. Sokolovsky who recently received a 5-year research grant!

Dr. Alexander Sokolovsky received a 5-year grant titled, "Dual Use of ENDS and Combustible Cigarettes: Shared, Distinct, and Cross-Conditioned Processes." This project will examine the drivers of dual use of traditional and electronic cigarettes in young adults, both in the laboratory and in the natural environment.

Congratulations to Dr. Helseth who recently received a NIDA K23 grant!

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!

Kate Carey

Dr. Carey recently published a paper

Dr. Kate Carey and colleagues published paper entitled "Correcting Exaggerated Drinking Norms With a Mobile Message Delivery System: Selective Prevention With Heavy-Drinking First-Year College Students." They sent 10 weeks of daily text messages containing accurate campus drinking norms to first year college students.

Drs. Becker and Helseth have a new publication in the Substance Abuse Journal!

Congratulations to Sara Becker and Sarah Helseth on their new publication in Substance Abuse! Studying moderators of treatment outcome is important to help match patients to treatment.

Dr. van den Berg published a paper in the Journal of Adolescent Health

Dr. Jacob van den Berg just had a paper that published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, titled "Transmission Risk Among Youth Living With HIV in the U.S."

Dr. Monnig presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

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."

Dr. Carpenter presented at APPA in NYC

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).