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Media: University Hospitals Psychiatry Department Newsletter Features "Helping Others"

Maria, Pagano, John Kelly, Robert Stout, Shannon Johnson

Cleveland, OH

August 2011

Drs. Pagano, Kelly, Stout, and Ms. Johnson's manuscript entitled, "The Influence of Religiosity on 12-Step Involvement and Treatment Response Among Substance Dependent Adolescents," was accepted for publication at the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The article will be featured in the November 2011 issue and is currently highlighted in the September 2011 UH Psychiatry Department Newsletter.


Introducing: New Team Member Joins the Crew

Michael Scur

Cleveland, OH

August 2011

The "Helping Others" study welcomed enthusiastically to the team Michael Scur as Project Manager.


In Press: Article to be Published in "Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs"

Robert Stout, John Kelly, Maria Pagano

August 2011

Stout, R.L., Kelly, J.F., Magill, M., & Pagano, M.E. (in press). Causal effects of social influences on drinking outcomes across 3 years. JSAD.


Introducing: Addiction Research Interest Group Founded at Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

August 2011

The Addiction Research Interest Group (ARIG), an interdisciplinary group encompassing leading research scholars across the humanities, social sciences, and field of medicine who work with substance dependent populations was recently awarded a $50,000 pilot investment grant for the project entitled, "The Impact of Drug Abuse on Infectious Disease." This project's aims are twofold:

  1. To address health care disparities of lower-income and minority individuals with co-occurring infectious diseases and substance use problems.
  2. To enhance understanding of the impact of addiction on the course of infectious diseases by fostering cross disciplinary collaborations on existing and proposed research proposals.

This funding will allow the ARIG to establish collaborative forums and infrastructure to bring interdisciplinary research and community treatment providers together. Dr. Pagano, the "Helping Others" P.I. is a Co-Investigator on this ambitious and much needed endeavor.