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.

Dr. Treloar Padovano Receiving the Early Career Investigator Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism

Dr. Hayley Treloar Padovano recently received notice that she is receiving the Early Career Investigator Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism. This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated themselves to be a motivated thinker and a leader at a young stage in their academic career. Dr.

Dr. Scott Recently Hosted Twitter Chat Discussing Health Professional Stigma in Opioid Treatment Settings

Dr. Kelli Scott recently hosted the Addiction Science Journal Club’s first Twitter Chat discussing her manuscript, “Health Professional Stigma as a Barrier to Contingency Management Implementation in Opioid Treatment Programs” on Friday, March 12th. The study was funded by an Opioids COBRE awarded to Dr.

Dr. Merrill Receives Early Career Research Achievement Award from Brown University

Dr. Jennifer Merrill to receive an Early Career Research Achievement Award from Brown University! In recognition of high-impact research and fundamental discoveries, the University will celebrate the work of six researchers with achievement awards presented at this spring’s 2021 Celebration of Research in May. 

Dr. Kearns Gave an Invited Lecture at TAMIU

Dr. Nathan Kearns recently gave an invited lecture  on contextuality and substance-impaired driving at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) on March 18th.