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.
Dr. Rosemarie Martin was an invited content expert at the National Governor’s Association (NGA) Southeast Regional Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) workshop. Through a partnership with American Correctional Association National Governor’s & the CDC, the NGA brought 5 states to the table to discuss Access to MAT for the Justice Involved Populations. Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, took the time out to speak about the critical topic of MAT for the Justice Involved Population.
Dr. Hayley Trealoar Padovano was invited to serve on two editorial boards for 2019: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Dr. Treloar Padovano discussed and presented data on how drinking milestones (e.g., sipping, first full drink, first heavy drinking) influence the development of expectations for positive and negative outcomes of drinking.
Dr. Molly Magill was recently awarded an Independent Scientist Award (K02) from NIAAA. This award provides 5 years of training and support to transition the PI toward a mid-career focus on Implementation Science and Common Factors of Behavior Change. The project will target social work education as the first venue for a novel training approach based on trans-theoretical and trans-behavioral principles that can be integrated into existing practice methods.