CAAS News

Dr. Jennifer Merril is the keynote speaker for the Kettil Bruun Society

Dr. Jennifer Merrill was invited by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction to serve as a keynote speaker for the Kettil Bruun Society’s Thematic Meeting on Campus-based Interventions, which will be held in Sherbrooke, Canada, September 30–October 2, 2019. More information about this meeting can be found here: https://kbs-campus-based-interventions.ca

Molly Magill

Dr. Molly Magill was recently awarded an Independent Scientist Award (K02) from NIAAA

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.

Dr. Molly Monnig published a Journal article on HIV/HCV

Dr. Molly Monnig, along with Dr. Peter Monti, and other co-authors, published an article linking alcohol use to inflammatory biomarkers in people living with HIV infection and HCV infection.

Caroline Kuo and Lindsay Orchowski present their Teen Sexual Violence Prevention study

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. Peter Monti receives award from NIAAA

Peter M. Monti has been awarded the 10th Annual Jack Mendelson Award from the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

Dr. Tara White was invited to join the Editorial Board of Behavioral Neuroscience, and completed a visiting fellowship at UC

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.

Dr. Patricia Cioe has a recent publication in AIDS Care!

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. 

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Sara Becker receives award

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.

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