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News from the Western States Node: Deadline to Apply for the LEAD Program is November 30!

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The Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity (LEAD) program, a NIDA-funded science education program focused on addictions research training, is recruiting assistant professors and assistant research scientists for the Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity (LEAD) Program for the 2024-2025. The LEAD Program provides training to early-career research scientists from racial/ethnic minoritized groups that are underrepresented in the substance use and substance use disorder research field.  Contact Michael Shopshire, Ph.D., michael.shopshire@ucsf.edu, if you have any questions about the program or your application. The deadline to submit for…

NIDA Funding Opportunities

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RFA-DA-24-036: The Rural Community-Centered Drug Misuse Prevention and Harm Reduction Research: Addressing Implementation, Dissemination, and Equity Challenges across the Continuum of Care (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Only) This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) will support research projects that develop and test drug misuse prevention and/or harm reduction strategies, extending the continuum of care within U.S. rural communities impacted by the opioid/stimulant epidemic. The overall goal is to reduce drug use and associated risks and harms for individuals with unmet prevention and/or harm reduction needs. Research activities will be conducted in two phases…

News from the Northeast Node

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The Northeast Node and its parent organization, the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, are pleased to welcome Lynn Fiellin, MD, as a Node Core Investigator and faculty professor of Biomedical Data Science, Medicine, and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Dr. Fiellin joins us from the Child Study Center and the School of Public Health at Yale. She is the founding director of the play2PREVENT Lab and of Playbl, Inc. Specifically, her work focuses on developing and testing…

New in the CTN Library: October-November 2023

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Here are the latest items added to the CTN Dissemination Library for October-November 2023 (this post will be updated as new items come in): Prescription Opioid Dose Reductions and Potential Adverse Events: A Multi-Site Observational Cohort Study in Diverse US Health Systems. Metz VE, et al. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2023 (in press). CTN-0084 Nurse Care Management for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: The PROUD Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. Wartko PD, et al. JAMA Internal Medicine 2023:3235701 (in press). CTN-0074 Assessment of Screening Tools to Identify Substance Use Disorders Among…

Submit CPDD Poster Abstracts to the Publications Committee by Dec 1, 2023

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CPDD is currently accepting poster abstracts for its June 2024 annual conference, with a deadline of December 29, 2023. CPDD poster abstracts require PC review and approval prior to CPDD submission. PC reviews these poster submissions quickly usually within two weeks. Many reviewers are out of the office the holiday week of Monday, December 25 – Friday, December 29. Please send your poster abstracts for PC review by December 1 to provide adequate time for PC review. Posters should be submitted to Jack Blaine (jblaine@nida.nih.gov) and Susan Sonne (sonnesc@musc.edu). Find…

News from the Greater Southern California Node

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Telehealth & Telemedicine SIG Updates TH/TM SIG November 17th @ 8:30am PT/11:30am ET (see flyer for details) Cynthia Campbell, PhD., and Vanessa Palzes, MPH., will present findings from their study that examined changes in addiction treatment utilization during the first 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic among adults with drug use problems in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California healthcare system, with a focus on differences by age group, race/ethnicity, and SES. More information about the Telehealth & Telemedicine SIG can be found on the CTN Dissemination Library’s website here. Opioid Use…

News from the New York Node

Node News

Sarah Meyers-Ohki recently celebrated 10 years with the New York Node.  In November 2013, Sarah joined the department of psychiatry at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine as a Research Coordinator on the CTN-0051 team at Bellevue Hospital.  She is now a Senior Project Manager on CTN-0100 – as part of the lead team and managing the Bellevue site.   Happy 10th Anniversary, Sarah! Posted 11/7/2023

News from the New England Consortium Node

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Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospitals, Chief, Division of Addiction Medicine, was promoted to Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Roger Weiss, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of the Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction at McLean Hospital received the Founders Award from the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS, Albert E. Kent Professor of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Yale University was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. CTN-0131 The NECN, the Lead Node of CTN-0131, hosted…

New in the CTN Library: September-October 2023

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Here are the latest items added to the CTN Dissemination Library for September-October 2023 (this post will be updated as new items come in): Potential Effect of Antidepressants on Remission from Cocaine Use Disorder — A Nationwide Matched Retrospective Cohort Study. Gao Z, et al. Drug & Alcohol Dependence 2023;251:110958. CTN-0114 Individual-Level Risk Prediction of Return to Use During Opioid Use Disorder Treatment. Luo SX, et al. JAMA Psychiatry 2023 (in press). CTN-0027, CTN-0030, CTN-0051 Training Opportunities to Leverage the CTN Network. Crump A. Webinar presented at the NIDA Steering…

News from the Health Systems Node

Node News

Gwen Lapham, PhD, MPH, MSW, recently published Prevalence of Cannabis Use Disorder and Reasons for Use Among Adults in a US State Where Recreational Cannabis Use Is Legal, in JAMA Network Open. Dr. Lapham led the CTN-0077 study and is a PROUD (CTN-0074) co-investigator and Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) assistant investigator and addictions health services researcher.  She is also an assistant affiliate professor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health, University of Washington, and assistant professor in the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. Since joining KPWHRI,…

News from the New York Node: John Rotrosen Retires!

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(pictured above: John Rotrosen, Ned Nunes, and Jennifer McNeely, leadership of the NY Node) The NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry had retirement party on October 4th celebrating John Rotrosen MD and his remarkable career! John joined NYU in 1968 as a medical student, stayed on through a research residency in psychiatry, and since, as faculty, most of that time overseeing clinical and research programs at Bellevue Hospital and the VA, with generous research funding mostly from the NIH and the VA.  A highlight of all of those years…

News from the Western States Node: Apply to the LEAD Program

Node News

The Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity (LEAD) program, a NIDA-funded science education program focused on addictions research training is recruiting a new cohort of scholars. The program trains early career substance use disorder researchers from racial/ethnic minoritized groups that are underrepresented as NIH funded investigators. The program announcement includes eligibility criteria and instructions about how to submit an application for consideration. Find the application here. The requirements are on the application, which include the following: Posted October 13, 2023

News from the Pacific Northwest Node: 2 Top Docs!

Node News

Andrew Saxon, MD (VA Puget Sound, UW Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences), and Joseph Merrill, MD (UW Medicine), both long-time members of the CTN’s Pacific Northwest Node, were recently included in Seattle Met Magazine’s “Top Docs of 2023” feature (both in the category of Addiction Medicine). Congratulations, Drs. Saxon and Merrill, and thank you for your continued support of the CTN and the Pacific Northwest Node! Posted October 12, 2023

Northeast Node webinar: Exploring the Intersection of SUDs and Suicide – October 25 (12pm ET)

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Join the CTN Northeast Node on October 25, 2023 for the next webinar in their Science Series (1 CME available): Exploring the Intersection of Substance Use Disorders and Suicide: Recent Research and Clinical ImplicationsPresented by Peter Jongho Na, MD, MPH (Yale School of Medicine) October 25, 2023 | 12-1pm ETZoom meeting ID: 919- 7631 6490Passcode: 870392 Suicide and the opioid/opioid overdose epidemics have been major public health problems in the U.S. over the past two decades. This talk will cover recent research on the intersection of substance use disorders (opioid…

CTN Library Website May Be Unavailable All/Part of Friday, October 6

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We are doing some updates to our web server on Friday, October 6 that may result in the CTN Dissemination Library website and resources being unavailable for several hours between 8am-5pm PT. If you try to access the site and it’s down, try again in a few hours. If you need a resource immediately, please email the CTN Dissemination Librarian (Meg Brunner) at meganw@uw.edu and I can try to pull it for you!

Recording available: Training Opportunities to Leverage the CTN Network (CTN Steering Committee Meeting, September 2023)

Screenshot from Aria Crump's webinar "Training Opportunities to Leverage the CTN Network"

This presentation for the NIDA CTN Steering Committee Meeting held on September 18, 2023, featured Aria Crump, ScD, Deputy Director of the NIDA Office of Research, Training, Diversity and Disparities and Director of the NIDA Office of Diversity and Disparities. This 35-minute presentation provides information about different types of funding available through NIDA, focusing on career development and workforce diversity. Dr. Crump reviewed a range of different types of NIDA awards, including R, T, and K awards, HEAL Initiative awards, and unique programs like NIDA’s Loan Repayment Program, which helps…

CCTN Webinar: Addictions Research Meets Lived Experience: Lessons Learned, Opportunities and Challenges (Oct. 30, 1pm ET)

CCTN Webinar October 3, 2023

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Center for the Clinical Trials Network (CCTN) is hosting a webinar titled Addictions Research Meets Lived Experience: Lessons Learned, Opportunities and Challenges. This virtual meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 30, 2023 from 1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. ET. Peer support services have expanded to a wide variety of health service settings, and evaluating the impact of peer services is an important addition to the research agenda. In this webinar, the presenters and panel members will share lessons learned in conducting trials with persons with lived experience -peers-participating as an integral component of the intervention. The goal of the…

Post-Doc Position Open for Spring 2024 (University of Miami Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM))

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Directed by Drs. Daniel Feaster (MPI, CTN Florida Node Alliance), Sannisha Dale, and Viviana Horigian (Executive Director, CTN Florida Node Alliance), and housed under the University of Miami Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM), CHANGE – Culturally-focused HIV Advancements through the Next Generation for Equity – offers a great opportunity to develop the next generation of researchers with the expertise to successfully address HIV and Mental Health disparities throughout the HIV prevention and treatment cascades using community-engaged research, implementation, and dissemination. We are now accepting applications from interested post-doctoral candidates…

CTN Steering Committee Meeting (virtual, Sept. 19, 2-4pm ET)

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CTN members are invited to join the next CTN Steering Committee Meeting, which will be held virtually on September 19, 2023 (2-4pm PT). The agenda will include final study reports for CTN-0134 (Buprenorphine-Precipitated Withdrawal Hotspots and Correlates) and CTN-0105 (Integrating Pharmacy-Based Prevention and Treatment of Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders: A Survey of Pharmacists and Stakeholders), as well as a presentation from the Office of Research Training, Diversity, and Disparities on training opportunities to leverage the CTN Network (funding mechanisms and programs). Download the agenda here. Zoom connection information:…

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