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Dr. Haas-Koffler received an R01 Award from NIH/NIAAA

Dr. Carolina Haass-Koffler has received a R01 Award ($2.5M) from the NIH/NIAAA. A focus on alpha-1 blockade as a novel pharmacological treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD). The goal of this study is to understand the role of stress in the development of AUD therapies that target noradrenergic blockade. This study proposes a 16-week, between-subject, double-blind, randomized clinical trial with doxazosin compared to placebo
 

Dr. Rosemarie Martin, invited as a Subject Matter Expert!

Dr. Rosemarie Martin, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, was an invited subject matter expert at National Governor’s Association (NGA) Southeast Regional Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) workshop. Through a partnership with the American Correctional Association & the CDC, NGA brought 5 states to the table to discuss access to MAT for justice involved populations.

Dr. Cara Murphy was a contributor on a newly published book!

Dr. Cara Murphy was a contributor on the now published book: Compulsive Eating Behavior and Food Addiction: Emerging Pathological Constructs edited by Dr. Cottone, Dr. Sabino, Dr. Moore, and Dr. Koob!

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$12.5M grant awarded, to create a research center on substance misuse and chronic disease

Dr.s Jennifer Tidey, left, and Peter Monti, both professors within Brown University's School of Public Health, will lead a newly funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) focused on the intersection of substance use and disease.

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Dr. Martin was recenly awarded $10.8 million for Opioid Treatment for people in the Justice System

Dr. Rosemarie Martin was recenly awarded $10.8 million for Opioid Treatment aimed at parolees and people on probation. The research award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was made to Brown University School of Public Health for research by Rosemarie Martin, Ph.D., and Damaris Rohsenow, Ph.D., along with Lauren Brinkley-Rubenstein, Ph.D., of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Drs. Mollie Monnig and Peter Monti had an article accepted for publication!

Drs. Mollie Monnig and Peter Monti have had an article titled Cerebral Metabolites on the Descending Limb of Acute Alcohol: A Premiliminary 1H MRS, accepted for publication in Alcohol and Alcoholism. Their study examined metabolic changes in the brain on the descending limb of blood alcohol concentration. Congratulations to both!

Dr. Bernstein co-authored an article in BMJ-Evidence Based Medicine

Dr. Bernstein co-authored an article in BMJ-Evidence Based Medicine, led by Dr. Charlotte Blease at Harvard University. We critique the methodology of open-label placebo trials and argue that the quality of this research depends, in large part, upon the comparison condition. Dr. Blease presented this research, also co-authored by Dr. Cosima Locher (University of Plymouth), as an invited speaker at the Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo studies Conference in Leiden, Netherlands.

Dr. Jennier Tidey received a promotion from the Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal

Dr. Jennifer Tidey was promoted to Deputy Editor of the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, for which she had been an Associate Editor since 2008.

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