Waggoner Center graduate students receive NRSA fellowships

June 2, 2022
Waggoner graduate students awarded NRSA graduate fellowships to support their predoctoral research projects.

Melamed Lab undergraduates receive TIDES fellowship for summer research

May 18, 2022
Cara Fonken and Chumeng Wang receive TIDES fellowship

Dr. Esther Melamed and graduate student Sam Bazzi featured on KXAN news!

May 5, 2022
Dr. Esther Melamed and graduate student Sam Bazzi were featured on KXAN for their work on Long COVID.

Laura Ferguson awarded the Shine Award for Excellence in Research by a Trainee

April 6, 2022
Laura Ferguson awarded the Shine Award for Excellence in Research by a Trainee

Waggoner Center Welcomes New Affiliated Faculty Drs. Conway and Jacobvitz

March 30, 2022
The Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research gained two new affiliate faculty members: Fiona Conway, Assistant Professor in the Steven Hicks School of Social Work, and Deborah Jacobvitz, Professor and Phyllis L. Richards Endowed Professor of Child Development in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences.

Dell Medical School and the Steve Hicks School of Social Work launch ProjectCONNECT

Dec. 2, 2021

Dell Medical School and the Steve Hicks School of Social Work launch ProjectCONNECT, a digital platform to track and prevent statewide drug overdoses.

 

Nihal Salem receives NIH F99 award and SfN Trainee Professional Development award

Oct. 19, 2021

Dr. Nihal Salem, postdoc in Dayne Mayfield’s lab, received a F99/K00 NIH Blueprint D-Span Award as well as a SfN Trainee Professional Development award.

Research Society on Alcoholism Selects Dr. Robert Messing for 2021 Distinguished Researcher Award

March 29, 2021

The Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) selected Waggoner Center Director Dr. Robert Messing for its 2021 Distinguished Researcher Award. This prestigious award recognizes a senior researcher who has made outstanding scientific contributions to the alcohol field, has demonstrated a sustained long-term commitment to conducting alcohol research, and has a substantial record of publication in the field. Recipients receive a plaque and cash award, and present a plenary talk during the annual meeting of the year awarded.

Waggoner Center Welcomes New Affiliated Faculty Drs. Natividad and Orsini

Aug. 12, 2020

The Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research welcomed two University of Texas at Austin scientists to its affiliated faculty last Fall: Luis A. Natividad, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Caitlin Orsini, assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Psychology.

Natividad, who received his B.S. in Psychology from UT Austin, seeks to understand how protein signaling in the brain contributes to behavioral dysfunction in addiction.