VCBH Director, Stephen Higgins, PhD, gave the inaugural lecture at the new University of Kansas Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment. This Center, newly established in 2018, is directed and co-directed by Richard Yi, PhD, and Tera Fazzino, PhD, both of whom are post and predoctoral graduates of our T32 training program.
Tyler Nighbor, VCBH T32 Postdoc, publishes paper titled, "Examining Interrelationships Between the Cigarette Purchase Task and Delay Discounting" in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.
Maria Parker, Ph.D., VCBH TCORS Postdoc, leads a paper with other VCBH faculty and collaborators titled, "Tobacco Product Harm Perceptions and New Use". This paper is the first look at the association between tobacco harm perceptions among youth, and subsequent new use across multiple non-cigarette products.
The VCBH Center grant renewals make local headlines in the Vermont Rutland Herald and the Times-Argus, discussing the goals of the grants to better understand how reduce risky health behavior among at-risk populations
Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D. receives promotion to Tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychological Sciences at the University of Vermont!
VCBH Postdoc, Kelly Peck, Ph.D. gives an invited educational talk at Fairfield University, titled "The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic: Barriers to Treatment, Novel Treatment Approaches, and Vulnerable Populations".