This year’s awards were supported by conference grant R13 DA044722-02 and is jointly funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.
Early Career Investigator Award
This award is traditionally offered at AHSR to early career applicants who are no more than 5 years removed from their terminal research degree, and have not served as PI on an NIH R01 or equivalent research grant.
- Carroline Lobo, University of Pittsburgh, for the oral presentation and poster, “Using Unsupervised Clustering to Identify Potentially Problematic Opioid Use in Medicare”
Under Represented Investigator Award
New to AHSR in 2017, this award supports conference participation of investigators who are under-represented in terms of their self-identified gender, race, and/or ethnicity.
- Megan Dickson, PhD, University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, for the poster, “Barriers to Health Care and the Affordable Care Act Among Rural, Drug-using Appalachian Women”
- Melissa Ertl, University at Albany/State University of New York, for the poster, “Social, Cultural, and Structural Factors Associated with Alcohol Use Among Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men: Ethnic Identity as a Protective Factor”