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Announcement of Postdoctoral Positions: Alcohol Research Training Grant, "Alcohol Research Training: Change Methods & Mechanisms"

The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) announces two new postdoctoral positions on our NIAAA Institutional Research Training grant. The goal of the grant is to prepare future NIH scientists to conduct research to (1) elucidate the processes of change in drinking behavior, (2) develop and test effective methods to effect change through self-change, treatment and indicated prevention, and (3) develop and test models to disseminate knowledge of effective interventions to diverse populations. The grant supports four predoctoral fellows in the Department of Psychology and three postdoctoral fellows who may come from any discipline relevant to the goals of the training program. Fellows must work with one of the core training faculty: Barbara S. McCrady (PI and training program director), Michael Bogenschutz, Eric Claus, Sarah Feldstein-Ewing, Kent Kiehl, Theresa Moyers, J. Scott Tonigan, Kamilla Venner, Katie Witkiewitz, or W. Gill Woodall.

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Philip May, Ph.D. has received international recognition for his work with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Dr. May is currently studying FASD in South Africa with a $5.3 million grant awarded in 2013 by the National Institute of Health's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The Starfish Award -- "for having the courage to make a difference" -- was presented by the Office of Interprofessional Continuing Education of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. May was honored during closing ceremonies at the 5th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). In notes read prior to the award presentation, Dr. May was recognized for many years of research and documentation of the true prevalence of FASD, and for exposing how many individuals are affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol.

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CASAA research featured in local PBS affiiate KNME's series, "Why did I become a scientist?"
Click here to see video of CASAA Director Dr. Barbara McCrady

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Motivational Interviewing Professional Training DVD Series 1998 is now available for order online. This series of videotapes, produced at the University of New Mexico, provides an introduction to motivational interviewing by the psychologists who developed it. The tapes are intended to be used as a resource in professional training, offering six hours of clear explanation and practical modeling of component skills. Because it is helpful to see how a method is practiced in various contexts, the tapes include clinical demonstrations of the skills of motivational interviewing, showing ten different therapists working with twelve clients who bring a variety of problems.

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CASAA is pleased to announce an internal "grants to get grants program."

Grants of up to $25,000 are available to qualified UNM and UNM-affiliated investigators to support pilot studies and grant writing efforts for addictions-related research. You may download more information here.

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