CAAS News

D&I Science Conference Presentation by Dr. Sara Becker

Recently, in December 2020, Dr. Sara Becker presented at the 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth. Dr.

Dr. Jennifer Tidey elected 2021 Fellow of SRNT

Dr. Jennifer Tidey was recently elected a 2021 Fellow of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT).

The status of Fellow is a distinction conferred by the Society on members in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of nicotine and tobacco research, and of service to SRNT.

Dr. Sara Becker featured in Yahoo News and on BBC World News

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. Goodyear Chavanne receives Research Enhancement Action Fund

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. 

Dr. Portis Presents Poster at ACNP

NIAAA T32 postdoctoral fellow Samantha Portis, PhD from the Clinical Neuroscience Haass-Koffler's Lab presented a poster entitled "Characterization of Alpha-1 Receptors in Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder" at the 59th Conference of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) on December 8th, 2020!

A brief synopsis from Dr. Portis: 

Dr. Becker receives G. Alan Marlatt Mid-Career Research Award

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.

New Neuroscience Graduate Program Student

The Clinical Neuroscience Haass-Koffler Lab has a new Neuroscience Graduate Program Student!

Join us in welcoming Dallece (Elena) Curley who will be working under the mentorship of Dr. Carolina L. Haass-Koffler!

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