CAAS News

38th Annual Year in Review Celebration

On June 11, 2021, the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies within the Brown University School of Public Health held its Year in Review Celebration. The 38th Annual Year in Review celebrated the graduation of departing second- and third-year postdoctoral fellows, highlighted the milestones of those continuing with the Center, announced the Senior Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2021-2022 Year, and welcomed incoming first-year postdoctoral fellows. 

 

Each year, the fellows nominate and award the Sharon Chauncey Award and Mark Wood Mentoring Award.

 

Dr. Khanna Published in Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering

Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Dr. Aditya Khanna, recently published, "Projecting the number of new HIV infections to formulate the "Getting to Zero" strategy in Illinois, USA" in the journal Mathematical and Biosciences and Engineering.

Alcohol Research Center on HIV 2021 Pilot Grant Awardees

The Alcohol Research Center on HIV (ARCH) is a multidisciplinary center grant funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The goal of ARCH is to support cutting-edge science on the evaluation and implementation of interventions to reduce alcohol misuse among those living with or at risk of HIV. 

Holly Boyle Selected as a Finalist for RSAs Enoch Gordis Award

Fourth year PhD student, Holly Boyle, in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences working with Drs. Jennifer Merrill, Kate Carey, and Kristina Jackson was selected as a 2021 Student Finalist for the Enoch Gordis Research Achievement Award!

Dr. Haass-Koffler Promoted to Associate Professor

We are thrilled to announce that Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies Faculty, Dr. Carolina Haass-Koffler, has recently been promoted to Associate Professor! 

Dr. Carolina Haass-Koffler is a translational Investigator who coalesces preclinical and clinical research towards examining biobehavioral mechanisms of addiction and developing novel medications. She is also the Chief of the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at Brown University. 

Dr. Meisel Published Two New First Author Publications

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Samuel Meisel, has two new first-author publications with CAAS faculty and former postdoctoral fellow co-authors in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Dr. Becker Quoted in New York Times and Published in JSAT

Dr. Sara Becker has a newly published manuscript in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (JSAT) and was quoted in a New York Times article!

In a New York Times article, "Mask On or Off? Life Is Getting Back to Normal, and We’re Rusty" Dr. Becker was recently quoted as a public health expert about adjusting to post-vaccinated life. She provided quotes about whether she will be wearing a mask (yes) or shaking hands (no) in the near future. 

Morayo Akande, MPH Presented at LGBTQ Health 2021 Conference

Morayo Akande, MPH, presented at the LGBTQ Health 2021 Conference. Her poster titled, "Intervention Development to Promote Safe and Affirming Sex for Transgender Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence" presented qualitative findings from service providers working with transgender women (TW) in Rhode Island.

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