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NE Node Introduces #FeatureWeek to Social Media Accounts

The Northeast Node of the Clinical Trials Network is pleased to introduce #FeatureWeek to its social media platforms, May 16-22, 2016.

Once a month, our Twitter and Facebook pages will focus on a particular topic to highlight the most up-to-date research, news, and trending articles. The goal is to highlight the advances in the field in that area, to bring more awareness to something our followers may have limited knowledge of, and to spark an online discussion.

In our first installment, we focus on cannabis use to coincide with Dr. Alan Budney’s Science Series talk on Thursday, May 19. All week we’ll be pushing out the latest research on cannabis, laws from across the country, interviews with various experts in the field, and the views from both sides of the legalization argument.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation!

NH Governor’s Summit addresses state opioid epidemic

The NH Governor’s Summit on Substance Misuse: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Addressing the Opioid Crisis, was held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Manchester, NH. The Radisson Hotel was at maximum capacity, as over 850 people attended the Governor’s first summit. Teams and programs from all over the state attended, alongside police officers, families of overdose victims, people in recovery, and politicians working to change the way misuse is governed in the state.


Northeast Node to co-host New England ATTC conference on adolescent substance use disorders, July 20

Mark your calendars for July 20, 2016, when the Northeast Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center will be hosting the 2nd annual regional adolescent conference, “Improving Care of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders: Effective Approaches to Assessing, Treating, and Engaging Teens.”


Lisa A. Marsch named Andrew G. Wallace Professor

Northeast Node Principal Investigator and Center for Technology and Behavioral Health Director Lisa A. Marsch, PhD, was recently appointed the Andrew G. Wallace Professorship at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Marsch’s appointment is a reflection on her dedication to the fields of substance use disorder treatment, behavioral health, and technology. We couldn’t be more proud! Congratulations, Dr. Marsch!


CTN approves AutoSense protocol

The Northeast Node is pleased to announce the approval of CTN-0073-Ot (Towards Detecting Cocaine Use Using Smartwatches in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network). The project will build upon our team’s recent work in successfully detecting cocaine use in the natural field environment using heart rate measurements. The goal of this project is to investigate methods to detect cocaine use from heart rate data captured by smartwatches, so this approach can be deployed widely in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN).