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The Center on Alcohol, Substance use, And Addictions at the University of New Mexico (UNM) has an opening for an open rank tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position within one of the Departments of the College of Arts & Sciences. Consideration of applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, complete applications must be received by November 15, 2022. A complete application consists of 1) a letter of interest/personal statement; 2) a comprehensive CV that clearly shows meeting the minimum doctorate requirement; 3) at least two representative reprints; 4) a teaching portfolio; and 5) the titles, names and contact information (address, phone number and email address) of at least three professional references. For more information, please see the job advertisement.

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We Celebrate our Research Administrators! September 25th is National Research Administrator Day and we want to thank all of those who support research administration for CASAA investigators and trainees. Research administrators are so critical to everything we do and we certainly could not do our work without them! Our research administrators are *the best of the best* and we are so very thankful for all that you do!

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NMiF reviews Albuquerque action on homeless camps and understanding alcohol's impact in New Mexico
Dr. Kamilla Venner appears as a guest on New Mexico in Focus to discuss New Mexico and the alcohol problem including Native Americans.
See the clip here.

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CASAA is very pleased to announce that Dr. Katie Witkiewitz has been named the next CASAA director, effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Witkiewitz is internationally recognized for her contributions in understanding and seeking to ameliorate substance use problems and for her tireless mentoring of young investigators. For a more detailed presentation of Dr. Witlkiewitz's background and visions for CASAA please click on this link.

http://news.unm.edu/news/katie-witkiewitz-named-director-of-unm-center-for-alcohol-substance-use-and-addictions

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The Center on Alcohol, Substance use, And Addictions at the University of New Mexico (UNM) has two postdoctoral research opportunities on a newly awarded Center grant examining effectiveness, mechanisms, and implementation of integrated psychosocial treatments for chronic pain and opioid use disorder. The UNM Integrative Management of chronic Pain and Opioid use disorder for Whole Recovery (IMPOWR) Center will take an integrated and holistic approach to improving the lives of patients with chronic pain and opioid use disorder via tailored intervention approaches to meet the needs of diverse individuals in diverse communities. Postdoctoral researchers will assist with recruitment, enrollment, retention, methodological development, data analysis, publications, and dissemination efforts for all projects. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a 1-2 page cover letter that addresses their qualifications for and interest in a postdoctoral research position to Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D., katiew@unm.edu. Applications received by March 15, 2022 will be given best consideration.

For more information, please click here.

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The Center on Alcohol, Substance use, and Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico has one opening for a post-doctoral fellow on our pre- and postdoctoral NIAAA Institutional Research Training grant. Additional information about the training program can be found at: https://casaa.unm.edu/traininggrant.html

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CASAA receives $10 million grant to support research on chronic pain and opioid use disorder. The grant, awarded by The National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health, will allow researchers to focus on a more integrated and holistic approach to the treatment of chronic pain and opioid use disorder. Information on the new IMPOWR Center can be found here.

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CASAA investigators are leading the effort through the the Substance Use Disorder Grand Challenge to bring together UNM researchers, clinicians, and students with community partners and key stakeholders throughout New Mexico to address substance use and substance use disorder in New Mexico. We are a network of investigators who are dedicated to substance use prevention, treatment, and policy efforts throughout New Mexico, to improve the lives of New Mexicans, and to serve as a model for these efforts nationwide. The Substance Use Disorders Grand Challenge has assembled a team of 92 investigators across 28 Centers/Schools/Departments at UNM with each investigator bringing unique community connections throughout the state of New Mexico. The team is dedicated to amelioration of the suffering associated with substance use and the promotion of wellbeing and doing so in ways that enhance equity.

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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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