We are very excited to congratulate Dr. Kelli Scott on officially becoming an Assistant Professor at Brown's Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS)! We look forward to great achievements from Kelli. Congratulations!
We hold expectancies about virtually everything we do. That is, based on observations of others’ behavior, we expect that if we do X, then Y will happen. Dr. Treloar Padovano and colleagues examined how expectancies about the likely outcomes of drinking alcohol are shaped by first drinking experiences in a large sample of adolescents surveyed regularly from middle school through high school. Through utilizing Dr.
Drs. Treloar Padovano and Miranda published a paper in Addiction Biology showing that craving when in the presence of visible alcohol cues in the natural environment intensified with more days of continuous abstinence, specifically among drinkers with dependence. This work supports the phenomenon described as "incubation of craving," wherein longer periods of abstinence enhance cue-elicited craving in animal analogue models of dependence.
The Brown University Alcohol Research Center on HIV (ARCH) has received another five years of funding of over $6 million from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (grant P01AA019072).
Congratulations to Robert Miranda, the Director of the T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, on winning the Mark Wood Mentoring Award! This award is given annually by the T32 fellows in recognition of faculty excellence in mentorship.