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.
A series of new studies by researchers at Brown University examines how teenagers in the United States and South Africa work through these challenges, in the hope that the findings will inform new, targeted educational programs and interventions to prevent sexual violence among teenagers locally and globally.
Dr. Tara White was recently invited to join (and joined!) the Editorial Board of Behavioral Neuroscience, a journal of the American Psychological Association (APA). The journal focuses on empirical papers reporting novel results that provide insight into the mechanisms by which nervous systems produce and are affected by behavior.
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.