CAAS News

Dr. Kang Received ASAM Abstract Award

Dr. Augustine Kang recently received the American Society of Addiction Medicine's (ASAM) Abstract Award: Associated Professionals, presented at the ASAM 2021 Conference for, "Perspectives among patients and counselors with telecounseling in the COVID-19 Pandemic." He received the award for his work examining patient experiences with telehealth use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New TAROE Pilot Study

Dr. Brendan Jacka launched his very first study as a Principal Investigator (PI), The TAROE Pilot Study, where Dr. Jacka and his team will be looking at the experiences of layperson (non-professional) responders to opioid overdose incidents, including stress response following.

Dr. Cioe Receives Notice of Award for R21 from the National Cancer Institute

Dr. Patricia Cioe recently received notice of award for a new R21 grant Preloading with Nicotine Replacement Therapy in HIV-positive Smokers to Improve Self-Efficacy and Quit Attempts from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. 

CAAS Faculty Award Recipients

Three Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) Postdoctoral Fellowship Alumni and current CAAS Assistant and Associate Professors, Drs. Treloar Padovano, Merrill , and Becker recently received prestigious awards in recognition of their research excellence, mentorship, and collaboration.

 

Dr. Scott Receives NOA for K23

Dr. Kelli Scott recently received notice of award for a 5-year K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to explore the implementation of measurement-based care in community opioid treatment programs. Dr. Scott will be working closely with local opioid treatment programs to develop and evaluate a measurement-based care approach for enhancing opioid use disorder treatment. 

Dr. Stevens Published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

Dr. Angela Stevens recently published a paper that qualitatively characterized young adults' intentions and willingness for heavy drinking. Her manuscript, "A qualitative examination of intentions and willingness for heavy drinking among young adult high-intensity drinkers" was published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors with co-authors, Holly Boyle and Drs.

"The Scientist" Interviewed Dr. Haass-Koffler

Dr. Carolina Haass-Koffler, who studies mechanisms of addiction and drug treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), was interviewed by "The Scientist" where she was asked to comment on the recently published manuscript by Jin and colleagues, "Brain Ethanol Metabolism by Astrocytic ALDH2 Drives the Behavioural Effects of Ethanol Intoxication" in the journal Nature Metabolism.

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