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Dr. Shannon Gwin Mitchell Receives R01 Award

FRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Shannon Gwin Mitchell (PI) was recently awarded a new R01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The “Treating Polysubstance Use in Methadone Maintenance: Application of Novel Digital Technology” study will examine the use of a digital contingency management delivery tool for people with opioid and cocaine […]

Dr. Karli Hochstatter Receives Promotion to Research Scientist

FRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Karli Hochstatter has been promoted to a Research Scientist, advancing from her position of Assistant Research Scientist which she has held since joining FRI in October 2021. Over the past year, Dr. Hochstatter has contributed to FRI studies focused on examining patient preferences and service delivery strategies. She […]

Dr. Karli Hochstatter Receives First R01 Award

Dr. Karli Hochstatter of Friends Research Institute (FRI) has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Health HEAL Initiative, entitled “Identifying Suspected Drug Overdose Deaths in Near Real-Time Using Data Collected by Death Investigators.” Along with Dr. Hochstatter, the interdisciplinary team of experts include Co-Investigators Dr. Jan Gryczynski […]

Dr. Jan Gryczynski Receives R01 Award

FRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Jan Gryczynski (PI) has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The “Take-Home Expansion: Scope and Impact Study”, or THESIS, will examine the impact of recent changes in the delivery of methadone treatment. FRI Co-investigators include Drs. Robert Schwartz, Mishka Terplan, and Karli […]

Drs. Michael Gordon and Thomas Blue Receive R34 Award

FRI is pleased to announce that Drs. Michael S Gordon (MPI) and Thomas R. Blue (Co-I), along with Dr. Curt Beckwith (MPI) from The Miriam Hospital/Rhode Island Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Dr. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein (MPI), from the Social Medicine at UNC—Chapel Hill have received a three-year R34 grant from the […]

Drs. Michael Gordon and Thomas Blue Receive a two-year HEAL-JCOIN Administrative Supplement

FRI is pleased to announce that Drs. Michael Gordon, Thomas Blue, Frank Vocci and Shannon Mitchell along with Dr. Marc Fishman from Mountain Manor Treatment Center and Dr. Sean Murphy from Weill Cornell Medicine received a two-year administrative supplement to their HEAL- JCOIN grant entitled, “A comparison of sublingual and extended-release buprenorphine for individuals leaving […]

Dr. Mishka Terplan Receives Contract from LA County

FRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Mishka Terplan was awarded a contract entitled, “Women’s Health Programs and Innovation Program Development, Training, and Evaluation from Los Angeles County.” Dr. Terplan is leading an analysis of sexual and reproductive health services into select Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control’s contract agencies. The evaluation will […]

Dr. Frank Vocci Receives Final Three Years of UG/UH3 Award

Dr. Nikej Shah of Nirsum Labs and Dr. Frank Vocci of Friends Research Institute have been awarded the final three years of a UG/UH3 grant titled: Development of a Novel Drug for Treating Opioid Use Disorder from the National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Health HEAL Initiative. The project will now shift from IND-enabling […]

Dr. Jesse Fletcher Receives First R21 Award

Dr. Jesse Fletcher was recently awarded (Co-I: Dr. Jae Sevelius) an NIMH-funded grant entitled “Development and Testing of an Identity Measure for Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons” to create a multidimensional measure of gender identity specific to transfeminine persons, establish the reliability and validity of this new measure, and estimate associations between instances of identity […]

Dr. Mary Mitchell Receives First R34 Award

Multiple Principal Investigators, Dr. Mary Mitchell from Friends Research Institute and Dr. Alicia Lucksted from the University of Maryland, were awarded a 3-year R34 grant entitled, “Intervention to Reduce Internalized Stigma (IRIS) among People Living with HIV who use Substances.” The purpose of the grant is to adapt and test an existing intervention to reduce […]