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2022

  • Congratulations to Dallece Curley for the KAPPA ALPHA THETA Foundation Award to support Clinical Research Certificate Program, Harvard Medical School.
  • On the BROWN DAILY HERALD the interview with Dr. Haass-Koffler on the Office of the Vice President Research (OVPR) Award: 2022 OVPR Award (published on March 2nd, 2022) 
  • Congratulations to Clinical Neuroscience Lab for receiving Office of the Vice President Research (OVPR) Award for the study: Safety, feasibility, and acceptability of MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorders in combat veterans. This exiting study ia a collaboration with Dr. Christy Capone and Dr. Erica Eaton.

2021

  • Clinical Neuroscience Speaker Series (November)Megan Bertholomey, PhD Fantastic presentation on Sex differences in stress-related alcohol-motivated behavior. Brilliant and dynamic scientist with translational vision at the Allegheny College.
  • Congratulations to Dallece Curley for being accepted to The Foundations of Clinical Research at the Harvard Medical School.
  • Welcome to Liam Haas and Prabhjot Singh, ScB candidate Neuroscience, Class ’24
  • Congratulations to Dallece Curley  for passing her Preliminary Examination and she is now a PhD candidate in Neuroscience.
  • Clinical Neuroscience Monthly Speaker Series (May): Brendan J. Tunstall, PhD Fantastic presentation on The role of oxytocin in Alcohol Use Disorder. Translational effort from Behavioral Neuroscience Lab at the University of Tennessee to the Clinical Neuroscience lab at Brown.
  • Congratulations to Arianna Ferretti, ScB Neuroscience, Class ’21 GRADUATION!!!!! and for her new position as research assistant at the Rohde Island Hospital.
  • Clinical Neuroscience Monthly Speaker Series (April): Mehdi Farokhnia, MD Wonderful presentation with no stop questions on Appetite Hormones in Alcohol and Substance Use Disorder. Always nice to see a dear friend… still under Zoom condition.
  • On The Scientist, the interview with Dr. Haass-Koffler on the recent article published on Nature MetabolismCerebellum Plays Crucial Role in Metabolizing Alcohol in Mice (published on March 22, 2021)
  • School of Public Health Research Day, Brown University on April 7th, presentation of the following posters by the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory:
    • Curley DE, Brown ZE, Vasaturo-Kolodner T, Cannella N, Swift RM, Ciccocioppo R and Haass-Koffler CL. Sex difference in the effect of yohimbine on alcohol-related behaviors.
    • Portis SM, Sun H, Magill M, Leggio L and Haass-Koffler CL. Increased amygdala expression of receptors alpha-1B in postmortem brain of individuals with alcohol use disorder.
    • Ferretti A, Curley DE, Brown ZE, Quintana A, Fleig C, Swift RM and Haass-Koffler CL. The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on alcohol-related behaviors in individuals with alcohol use disorder.
    • Vasaturo-Kolodner T, Goodyear K, Kenna GA, Swift RM, Leggio L and Haass-Koffler CL. Alcohol-related changes in behavior and chractheristics from baseline to randomization session for participants with alcohol use disorder.
  • Clinical Neuroscience Monthly Speaker Series (March): Mark Greenwald, PhD Fantastic presentation on Stressors and Stress Reactivity.
  • Welcome to Allison Quintana, BS, MsC candidate Biostatistics, Class ’22 and a ROWER!!! She will work on the Alpha-1 receptor Project
  • Welcome to Jeffrey Rasmussen, PhD candidate Neuroscience, Class ’24

2020

  • Clinical Neuroscience Lab presented a poster at the 59th Conference of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)
  • Welcome to Dallece Curley, PhD candidate Neuroscience, Class ’23
  • On the INDY (The College Hill Independent) the interview with Dr. Haass-Koffler on rising of fentanyl crisis in the US:  The Rise of King Ivory, how fentanyl become one of the most lethal drug in America by Gaya Gupta (published on Nov 13, 2020)
  • Congratulations to the Clinical Neuroscience Lab, our article: Differences in sociodemographic and alcohol-related clinical characteristics between treatment seekers and non-treatment seekers and their role in predicting outcomes in the COMBINE study for alcohol use disorder was selected as the Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research – ACER Article of Public Interest (API)
  • Welcome to Wooyoug Jung, MD, PhD, Visiting Research Scholar from Korea
  • Welcome to Deena Haque, ScB candidate Neuroscience, Class ’23
  • Congratulations to Arianna Ferretti, ScB candidate Neuroscience, Class ’21 for the BrownConnect Collaborative SPRINT Award (Short-term Projects for Research, Internships, and Teaching)
  • Welcome to Talia Vasaturo-Kolodner, ScB candidate Neuroscience, Class ’23
  • Welcome to Arianna Ferretti, ScB candidate Neuroscience, Class ’21

2019

  • Congratulations to Kimberly Goodyear Chavanne, PhD for her NIH/K01 award and join the Brown Faculty in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the School of Public Health
  • On the BROWN DAILY HERALD the interview with Dr. Haass-Koffler on the Award of the COBRE Award for the Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation (CADRE): $12.5 million grant funds new substance abuse research by Emilia Sagaityte (published on Sept. 6th , 2019) 
  • Congratulations to the Clinical Neuroscience Lab, our article: Intravenous administration of ghrelin increases serum cortisol and aldosterone concentrations in heavy-drinking alcohol-dependent individuals: results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled human laboratory study was selected and presented by Dr. George Koob at the 152nd Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Welcome to Zoe Brown, BA, Research Assistant
  • Congratulations to Victoria Long, ScM she was awarded with the Public Health Impact Award Public Health Impact Award.
  • Congratulations to Victoria Long, ScM Behavioral and Social Sciences, graduation!
  • Congratulations to Paul Wallace, MD Alpert Medical School, graduation and matching at the University California, San Francisco (UCSF) Psychiatry Residency program
  • Congratulations to Kimberly Goodyear Chavanne, PhD for the first Prize for her poster (postdoc category) at the Mind Brain Research Day at Brown
  • Welcome to Roberta Perciballi, MD Visiting Research Scholar from Sapienza Universita`, Roma, Italia

2018

  • Congratulations to the Clinical Neuroscience Lab, our article: Relationship between the aldosterone – mineralocorticoid receptor pathway and alcohol drinking: preliminary translational findings across rats, monkeys and humans was featured on the NIAAA press release and selected as an NIH-wide press and Selected Article: NIDA paper of the month
  • Congratulations to Rachel Souza, ScM for the NIH/NIAAA Research Society for Alcoholism, Student Merit Award
  • Congratulations to Rachel Souza, ScM Behavioral and Social Sciences, graduation!
  • Welcome to Bianca Persaud, Brown Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) combined baccalaureate-MD

2017

  • Congratulations the Clinical Neuroscience Lab, our article: Higher pretreatment blood pressure is associated with greater alcohol drinking reduction in alcohol-dependent individuals treated with doxazosin was featured in the New England Journal Medicine (NEJM) Journal Watch
  • Congratulations to Kimberly Goodyear Chavanne, PhD selected to participate to the NCATS-funded partnership to collaborate among early-career scholars to focus on Radical Solutions to the Opioid Misuse Epidemic
  • Congratulations to Kimberly Goodyear Chavanne, PhD for the Research Excellence Award (REA) from her study: The Neural Mechanisms Associated with Alcohol and Cigarette Craving During Olfactory Cues: a pilot fMRI study
  • Congratulations to Sarah E. Eltinge, ScB, AB for her job at Johnson & Johnson Health Technology Center, Providence, RI
  • Congratulations to Kimberly Goodyear Chavanne, PhD for the NIH/NIAAA Travel Award Volterra Conference, Italy
  • Congratulations to Elie G. Aoun, MD, for the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Columbia University NY, NY
  • Congratulations to Harrison H Tran for the Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award (UTRA)
  • Congratulations to Kimberly Goodyear Chavanne, PhD for the ASCP Clinical Trials Workshop Fellowship, NY, NY
  • Congratulations to Kimberly Goodyear Chavanne, PhD for the Reserch Society for Alcohoilsm (RSA) Junior Investigator Award
  • Congratulations to Victoria M. Long, BA ScM candidate for acceptance in the Master program, Behavioral Social Science, School Public Health, Brown University
  • Congratulations to Rachel Souza ScB for acceptance in the Master program, Behavioral Social Science, School Public Health, Brown University
  • Congratulations to Sarah E. Eltinge, ScB, AB Selected for the Brown School of Public Health highlights SPH student story
  • Congratulations to Sarah E. Eltinge, ScB, AB for the Award for Excellence in Public Health Honors Thesis
  • Congratulations to Paul M. Wallace, BS, for Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Medical Student Education, Nalaxone in the homeless community project, Anaheim, CA, travel funded by SAMSHA
  • Welcome to Rachel Souza ScB, Neuroscience
  • Congratulations to Sarah E. Eltinge, ScB (Statistics), AB (Public Health) for graduating with honor

2016

  • Congratulations to Elie G. Aoun, MD, for the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship University California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Welcome to Harrison H Tran ScB candidate, Neuroscience
  • Congratulations to Danielle E. Giovenco, ScM for acceptance in the PhD program in Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University North Carolina
  • Congratulations to Paul M. Wallace, BS, for Alpert Medical School of Brown University Summer Assistantship
  • Congratulations to Kimberly Goodyear Chavanne, PhD for the Research Society for Alcoholism (RSA) Student Merit Award
  • Congratulations to Paul M. Wallace, BS, for Summer Institute for Medical Students (SIMS), Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • Welcome to Victoria M. Long, BA, as research assistant
  • Congratulations to Elie G. Aoun, MD, for the International Medical Graduate Award American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT)
  • Congratulations to Elie G. Aoun, MD, for the AAAP American Psychiatric Leadership Award
  • Congratulations to Elie G. Aoun, MD, for the AAAP Associate Chair Program Committee
  • Congratulations to Elie G. Aoun, MD, for the APA – SAMSHA Substance Abuse and Minority Fellowship Awardee
  • Welcome to Kimberly Goodyear Chavanne, PhD, Neuroscience fMRI
  • Congratulations to Elie G. Aoun, MD, for the Stepping Up National Summit/APEX (American Psychiatric Excellence Award) Travel Award, APA
  • Welcome to Paul M Wallace, BS, Alpert Medical School, class 2019
  • Congratulations to Elie G. Aoun, MD, for the AADPRT International Medical Graduate Award

2015

  • Congratulations to the Clinical Neuroscience Lab, our article: L. Exogenous intravenous ghrelin administration decreases Leptin serum level and increases alcohol cravingwas featured on the NIDA Science Highlights
  • Congratulations to Elie G. Aoun, MD, for the Poster Selected: for Medscape Report, AAAP, Huntington Beach, CA

2014

  • Congratulations to Elie G. Aoun, MD for the Poster recipient: 9th highest score out of 200 submission and Travel Award, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), Aventura, FL
  • Congratulations to Elie G. Aoun, MD, for the R25 Grant Award for the Brown University Psychiatry Training Research – Research Track, National Institute of Mental Health (R25MH101076)