Congratulations to Dr. Trish Cioe who just had a publication in AIDS Care! Her team found that increased physical activity was not associated with reduced overall HIV symptom burden over time, but that participants with more physical activity had lower symptom burden at week 12. In addition, men reported lower symptom burden than women.
Sara J. Becker, Ph.D. received the Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group's (DIS SIG) Early Career Achievement Award this past weekend at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Meeting. This award is given annually to an investigator within 10 years of receiving their doctorate who has made significant contributions to the field of dissemination and implementation science.
Patricia Cioe was presented with the ANAC Researcher Recognition Award at The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) held their 31st Annual Awards Ceremony in Denver, Colorado on November 10, 2018. This award recognizes an outstanding current ANAC member who has made a significant contribution through research to advancing nursing science as it relates to the health and well-being of individuals living with or affected by HIV.
Congratulations to Nancy Barnett who just received an R01 grant renewal from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The research will be an investigation of the indirect effect of brief alcohol intervention among college students and the ways that peer influence transmits behavior change in alcohol use.
Kristina Jackson presented a talk entitled "Alternate Representations of Subjective Effects: An Ecological Study of Simultaneous Alcohol and Marijuana Use" as part of the symposium "Novel Technologies and Integrated Approaches for Obtaining and Using Real-time Alcohol Consumption Data Collected in Naturalistic Environments" at the 19th Congress of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA2018) in Kyoto Japan.
Kate Carey received a 4-year R01 from NIAAA, titled "Using Counter Attitudinal Advocacy to Change Drinking Behavior." Collaborators and co-PIs are Angelo DiBello, former CAAS post-doc, now in the Department of Psychology at Brooklyn College, and Clayton Neighbors, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. This project is a two-site study (Brown and Houston) testing the comparative efficacy of two types of brief alcohol interventions for heavy drinking college students.