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The Seixas Award for Distinguished Service from the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) was awarded to our own Dr. Barbara McCrady at the RSA conference in Denver recently. This award is named after Frank Seixas, MD, who campaigned for the treatment of alcohol use disorder as a major health problem, conducted research on the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol use disorders, was a founder of the Research Society on Alcoholism, and was the first editor of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Selected recipients for this award must be strong advocates of alcohol research and have provided selfless service to the field.

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Research Participant Opportunities
Are you interested in participating in a research study at CASAA? Click here to see studies that are currently recruiting.

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Dr. McCrady receives the 2016 Marlatt Mentorship Award
Barbara McCrady received the 2016 MARLATT MENTORSHIP AWARD at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in New Orleans on June 29, 2016. This award is given to an individual whose mentoring of young researchers in the alcohol research field is demonstrated to be exceptional. Dr. McCrady, over her career at Brown, Rutgers, and now at the University of New Mexico, has had impact on a great many later-to-be scientists and research clinicians. In parallel to her own prestigious career of work in alcohol use disorder treatment research, she has been the major advisor to more than 35 doctoral students and has taught, supervised, and mentored a much larger group of research and clinical trainees, all of whom remember her unyielding support and commitment to the development and facilitation of their careers and intense dedication to them, both professionally and personally. As one of the nominees noted, "Despite their accomplishments, both [Dr. McCrady and Dr. Marlatt] were eager to spend time with individuals more junior, to help pave the way for young scientists and to do so in a supportive, generous way. She is an ideal candidate to honor Alan's memory".

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Dr. McCrady receives a Lifetime Achievement Award
Barbara McCrady received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Addictions Special Interest Group, November, 2015

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Dr. Witkiewitz receives the G. Alan Marlatt Mid-Career Award
Katie Witkiewitz received the G. Alan Marlatt Mid-Career Award, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Addictions Special Interest Group, November, 2015

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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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