Congratulations to Arianna Ferretti on graduating from the Brown University ScB '21 Neuroscience Undergraduate Program! Arianna was a talented undergraduate student in the Haass-Koffler Clinical Neuroscience Lab and received the Brown Connect Collaborative SPRINT Award which supported her study on the effect of COVID-19 lockdown in individuals with alcohol use disorder. Arianna accepted a position as Research Assistant at the Rhode Island Hospital.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.