Dr. Guy Selected to Receive LRP from NIAAA

Congratulations to Dr. Arryn Guy, current CAAS Postdoctoral Fellow, for being selected to receive a Loan Repayment Program award from the Clinical through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism!

RSMj 2021 Conference CAAS Posters

The Research Society on Marijuana 2021 Conference took place virtually on July 23, 2021 and featured a poster session via their Twitter account! You can view a full list of all the posters presented at the conference via the RSMj website and view the posters from CAAS faculty, staff, and colleagues below!  


Poster Title: Parental Rejection, Cannabis Craving, and Alcohol Craving Among Sexual Minority Youth

Dr. Micalizzi Named Associate Editor of the Journal of Child and Family Studies

Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Micalizzi who has recently been named Associate Editor of the Journal of Child and Family Studies. The journal is an international, peer-reviewed forum for topical issues pertaining to the behavioral health and well-being of children, adolescents, and their families.

New Research Assistant Joins CAAS Team

We are thrilled to welcome a newly hired staff member to the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies team!

Project Coordinator, Morayo Akande, Accepted to PhD Program!

Brown University graduate from both undergraduate and graduate programs and current CAAS staff, Morayo (“Mo”) Akande, MPH, has been with the University for nearly a decade. In her time at Brown, Mo completed a 5-year, combined AB/MPH degree program in May 2017, was a two-year Captain of the Track and Field Team, a three-year Chair of the Brown Opera Productions Board, and a member of the first cohort of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program (MHIRT) in Ghana.

Dr. Cassidy is Co-I on a New R01!

Dr. Rachel Cassidy is part of a team that received an R01 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study the impact of new graphic warning labels for cigarillo packaging on young adult tobacco use behavior. The title of the project is "The Impact of Cigarillo Warnings on Purchasing and Smoking Behaviors Among Young Adult Cigarillo Users". Dr. Cassidy serves as Co-I on this newly funded R01 with a team based out of Wake Forest University.

Three Media Interviews Featuring Dr. Khanna

Dr. Aditya Khanna was recently featured in three media interviews from the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Vermont Digger discussing COVID-19 testing, the emergence of new variants, and reopening timelines. 

APA Division 50 Features Dr. Pielech in SoAP Box ECR Spotlight

The APA Division 50 summer 2021 SoAP Box Newsletter featured Dr. Melissa Pielech as the Early Career Psychologist Spotlight!