Over the weekend of 12/11, Dr. Sara Becker went viral for her tweets regarding The Wall Street Journal's editors that encouraged Jill Biden to drop “Dr.” from her title that drew backlash from celebrities, politicians and teachers. Dr.
Dr. Kimberly Goodyear Chavanne received the Research Enhancement Action Fund (REAF) for her study to examine, "Understanding the impact of race on public attitudes toward individuals and communities with opioid addiction."
REAF is the Research Enhancement Action Fund from the Center of Alcohol and Addiction Studies that aims to support data-driven projects aimed to address health disparities and social injustice in alcohol and other drug use and its consequences among minority populations.
On Monday, December 7th, 2020, Sara Becker, Ph.D., formally received the 2020 G. Alan Marlatt Mid-Career Research Award from the Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. This annual award is given to mid-career researchers whose independent, programmatic research demonstrates scientific rigor and advances evidence-based clinical practice in the addictions.