*NIAAA T32 trainee attendance at the Addictions Research Seminar series and the annual RSA meeting is mandatory.
Events listed as FYI are opportunities trainees may wish to explore with support – if not FREE – from other means.

*Addictions Research Seminar held the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at UCSD from 4-5 PM.
UCSD School of Medicine Biomedical Sciences Building, Room 2071
Dec. 13, 2017
4-5 PM
*Addictions Seminar: Sonya Norman
Jan. 10, 2018
4-5 PM
*Addictions Seminar: Lara Ray
Jan. 24, 2018
4-5PM
*Addictions Seminar: Kara Bagot
June 16-20, 2018 *RSA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California
June 22-26, 2019 RSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 20-24, 2020 RSA Annual Meeting (joint meeting with ISBRA) in New Orleans, Louisiana
June 19-23, 2021 RSA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas

Past Events

Nov. 8, 2017 Addictions Seminar: Barbara Mason – A Translational Approach to Medication Development for Alcohol Use Disorder
Oct. 25, 2017 Addictions Seminar: Robert Anthenelli – What’s New at PacTARC
Oct. 11, 2017 Addictions Seminar: Marc Schuckit – How to Tell Your Story
Sept. 27, 2017 Addictions Seminar: Susan Tapert – Overview of the ABCD, NCANDA, and YAR studies
Sept. 13, 2017 Addictions Seminar: Introductions/Organization
Aug. 2, 2017 Addictions Seminar: Visiting Scholar Sylvia Roozen – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): The Road Toward Prevention
 June 24-28, 2017 RSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado
June 7, 2017 Addictions Seminar: NIAAA T32 Trainee Presentations
Alejandra Infante & Kelly Courtney
May 24, 2017 Addictions Seminar: NIAAA T32 Trainee Presentations
Robbie Lyons & Emily Paolillo
May 16, 2017
5-6 PM
FYI: Building a National Reputation
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
UCSD Biomedical Sciences Building 2071
NOTE: Video viewing option at the Hillcrest campus in the Theodore Gildred Facility at 220 Dickinson Street in room 304.
FREE, but PLEASE RSVP 
to jhickey@ucsd.edu and indicate which location.
May 10, 2017 Addictions Seminar: Tam Nguyen-Louie & Panel Discussion – Writing a Successful F31
Apr. 26, 2017 Addictions Seminar: NIAAA T32 Trainee Presentations
Whitney Melroy Greif April May  
Apr. 18, 2017 FYI: K-Award Basics – Jennifer Iudicello, Maria Marquine and Assawin Gongvatana
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
Apr. 12, 2017 Addictions Seminar: NIAAA T32 Trainee Presentations
Sarah Inkelis
Mar. 22, 2017 Addictions Seminar: Susan Tapert – ABCD Updates
Mar. 21, 2017 FYI: Basics of Faculty Series and Promotion – Robert Heaton and/or Susan Tapert
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
March 8, 2017 Addictions Seminar: Karen Hanson – Career Development in Neuropsychology & Substance Use
Feb. 22, 2017 Addictions Seminar: David Moore – Using Text Messaging as an Assessment and Intervention Tool in Substance Use Disorders
Feb. 21, 2017 FYI: NIH Funding Overview – Barry Lebowitz
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
Jan. 25, 2017 Addictions Seminar: Cindy Ehlers – ADOLESCENT ALCOHOL USE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES
 Jan. 20, 2017 RSA Student/Postdoc Award Applications DUE!
Jan. 17, 2017 FYI: Negotiating Job Offers – Sonya Norman
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
Jan. 11, 2017 Addictions Seminar: Robert Anthenelli  INIA Stress Trial and other projects at the Pacific Treatment and Research Center
 Jan. 6, 2017 RSA Poster Abstracts DUE!
Jan. 2, 2017 RSA Membership Application Deadline!
Dec. 14, 2016 Addictions Seminar: Sonya Norman – Integrating Treatment and Biological Research
Nov. 15, 2016 FYI: Avoiding Burnout – Lisa Eyler
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
Nov. 11, 2016
San Diego Convention Center
FYI: NIAAA and NIDA’s Mini Convention before SfN –
Relapse and Recovery: from Mechanistic Understanding to Translational Research
Free registration and the specific agenda are at:
http://apps1.seiservices.com/nida-niaaa/frontiers2016/Default.aspx
Nov. 9, 2016 Addictions Seminar: Marc Schuckit and Mark Myers – How to Review a Manuscript
 Oct. 26, 2016 Addictions Seminar: Ryan Trim – Inside the NIH Scientific Review Process: Overview and Recommendations for Grant Writers
Oct. 18, 2016 FYI: How to Give a Job Talk – Mark Mayford
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
Oct. 12, 2016 Addictions Seminar: Career Development Awards roundtable discussion including past K23, K99-R00, KL2, and VA CDA recipients
Sept. 28, 2016 Addictions Seminar: María Luisa Zúñiga, Campus Director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use at SDSU: Engaging Communities in Research & Complementary Research Methods
 Sept. 20, 2016 FYI: When and How to Say “No” – Veronica Cardenas
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
Aug. 16, 2016 FYI: How to Tell Your Story – Marc Schuckit
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
July 19, 2016 FYI: How to Write a Journal Article – Dilip Jeste
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
June 25-29, 2016 RSA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana
http://www.rsoa.org/2016meet-indexPre1.htm
June 15, 2016 Addictions Seminar: RSA Preparation
Jeremy, Lupe, Sarah and Whitney
June 8, 2016 Addictions Seminar: RSA Preparation
Emily, Lauren, and Tam
June 8-9, 2016 FYI: Summer Clinical Institute in Addiction Studies at UCSD http://www.ucsdsci.com/
May 25, 2016 Addictions Seminar: T32 Predoc Presentations
Emily Palillo – High Level Alcohol Use Relates to HAART Non-Adherence in Adults Living with HIV/AIDS
Sarah Inkelis – Reduced Basal Ganglia and Cerebellum Volumes in Adolescents and Young Adults with FASD
 May 17, 2016 CANCELED
FYI: Building a National Reputation – Athina Markou
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
May 11, 2016 Addictions Seminar: T32 Postdoc Presentation
Whitney Melroy – 
Genetic associations with PTSD and alcohol dependence in a sample of young adult Mexican Americans
Apr. 29, 2016
10-11 AM
FYI: Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP) Live Podcast –
Stop Talking Dirty: Substance Use Disorders, Terminology, & Stigma – Dr. John Kelly
http://www.cbtaddictions.org/d50/
One hour-long training and learning opportunities for students, postdocs, and early career professionals. http://www.cbtaddictions.org/d50/
Apr. 27, 2016 Addictions Seminar: T32 Predoc Presentations
Lauren Doyle – Language and Communication Abilities in Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Tam Nguyen-Louie – Effects of Emerging Alcohol and Marijuana Use Behaviors on Neuropsychological Functioning Over Four Years
Apr. 22, 2016 George Koob, Director of NIAAA, at SDSU
Informal discussion with trainees at the CBT and a campus-wide talk:
Neurobiology of addiction: A stress surfeit disorder
Apr. 19, 2016 FYI: K-Award Basics – Jennifer Iudicello, Maria Marquine, and Assawin Gongvatana
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
Apr. 13, 2016 Addictions Seminar: David Moore – Different WAZE to a career: A retrospective (a research career autobiography)
Apr. 13, 2016
8:30 am – 12:15 pm
FYI: San Diego Opportunity – Cannabis Across the Life Course: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know? – Agenda
Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) Special Symposium
Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET) Auditorium (lower)
School of Medicine Campus, UC San Diego
The event is free, but registration is required. 
Mar. 25, 2016 FYI: Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP) Live Podcast –
How to be a Prolific Addictions Researcher and Maintain Balance in your Life – Dr. Adam Leventhal http://www.cbtaddictions.org/d50/
Mar. 23, 2016 Addictions Seminar: T32 Postdoc Presentation
Jeremy Luk – Analyzing within-person variability using structural equation and multilevel models
Mar. 18-19, 2016 FYI: San Diego Opportunity – 4th Annual Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) Meeting
Reducing Health Disparities through Addiction Science and Practice
Presented by the Society of Addiction Psychology APA Division 50 http://research.alcoholstudies.rutgers.edu/cpa
Mar. 18, 2016
10am-12pm
Free Pre-Conference Workshop
FYI: San Diego Opportunity – 4th Annual Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) Meeting FREE Pre-Conference Workshop
A Look Inside the Funding Process at NIAAA
http://research.alcoholstudies.rutgers.edu/cpa
Dr. Anita Bechtholt, Program Director, Division of Treatment and Recovery Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Mar. 16, 2016 Addictions Seminar: Ryan Trim/Matt Worley/Moira Haller/Peter Colvonen/Sonya Norman – Evaluating Treatment Outcomes for Veterans
Mar. 15, 2016  FYI: Basics of Faculty Series and Promotion – Robert Heaton, Ph.D.
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
Mar. 9, 2016 Addictions Seminar: T32 Postdoc Presentation
Lupe Bacio – 
Feb. 26, 2016 FYI: Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP) Live Podcast – An update on the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study – Dr. Susan Tapert http://www.cbtaddictions.org/d50/
 Feb. 24, 2016 Addictions Seminar: Susan Tapert – The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

Feb. 16, 2016  FYI: NIH Funding Overview – Barry Lebowitz 
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
 Feb. 10, 2016 Addictions Seminar: Mark Myers – Smoking in College Students
Jan. 27, 2016 Addictions Seminar: Cindy Ehlers – Risk factors for alcohol dependence in young adult Mexican Americans living in San Diego County
Jan. 19, 2016 FYI: Negotiating Job Offers – Sonya Norman
UCSD Department of Psychiatry Academic Professional Development Lecture Series
Jan. 13, 2016 Addictions Seminar: Robert Anthenelli – Alcohol and Stress
Dec. 9, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Sonya Norman – Integrating Treatment and Biological Research
Nov. 18, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Barbara Mason – Conducting Translational Research
Nov. 4, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Ryan Trim – Inside the NIH Scientific Review Process: Overview and Recommendations for Grant Writers
Oct. 28, 2015  Addictions Seminar: Mariana Cherner – Individual Differences in Consequences of Methamphetamine Dependence
Oct. 14, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Jay Giedd – The Adolescent Brain
Sept. 23, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Trainee & Faculty Introductions and FAQ
June 20-24, 2015 RSA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas
http://www.rsoa.org/2015meet-indexAbs.htm
May 27, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Barbara Mason – Novel pharmacological treatments for alcohol use disorders
 April 8, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Andrea King – Show me the study: Integration of laboratory and longitudinal methods in heavy drinkers.
Mar. 25, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Sonya Norman – The Interplay of Alcohol and PTSD Symptoms Among Veterans.
Feb. 25, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Cinnamon Bloss – Psychological and Behavioral Consequences of Genomic Screening.
Feb. 11, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Susie Luczak – Development of a Real-Time Repeated Measures Assessment Protocol to Capture Change over the Course of a Drinking Episode.
Feb. 4, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Jessica Skidmore – Optimizing Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Problematic Alcohol Use. [Job talk practice.]
Jan. 28, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Lupe Bacio – Culturally specific factors that impact risk for substance abuse. [Job talk practice.]
Jan. 14, 2015 Addictions Seminar: Sandra Brown, Mark Myers and Tammy Wall – Career Directions Professional Development Workshop.
Dec. 10, 2014 Addictions Seminar: Neal Doran – Light and intermittent smoking.
Nov. 12, 2014 Addictions Seminar: Andrea Spadoni, Michael Thomas, Katie Bangen, Jennifer Iudicello, & Maria Marquine  K vs. CDA Awards; Why and Basic Preparation.
Oct. 22, 2014 Addictions Seminar: Mark MyersCigarette Smoking During the College Years.
Sept. 24, 2014 Addictions Seminar: Shu Hong Zhu – Who Uses E-cigarettes and Why?
June 21-25, 2014 Joint ISBRA/RSA Annual Meeting in Bellevue, Washington
http://www.rsoa.org/2014meet-indexAbs.htm
May 28, 2014 Addictions Seminar: Jennifer Thomas – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: From Diagnosis to Treatment.
Apr. 23, 2014 Addictions Seminar: Shoshanna Shea – Real World Career Options for Clinical Psychology Graduates.
Mar. 26, 2014 Addictions Seminar: Lynne Smith – The Effects of Prenatal Methamphetamine on The Developing Child.
Feb. 26, 2014 Addictions Seminar: Carrie Randall – NIH Grantwriting Workshop for Novices: The R01.
Jan. 22, 2014 Addictions Seminar: Sara Jo Nixon – Saucy Women: Exploring Women, Alcohol, and Dependence.