Archive for March, 2011

Sexual Risk Behavior and Sex Under the Influence

March 29, 2011

This in-press article at American Journal on Addictions, by Don Calsyn and Mary Hatch-Maillette of the Pacific Northwest Node and colleagues, looked at a small subset of participants from protocol CTN-0018 to determine if there was evidence of a causative link between sex under the influence of drugs or alcohol and risky sex for men in substance abuse treatment.  In this high risk sample, a causative link between sex under the influence and risky sexual behavior was not supported.

These findings reinforce the hypothesis that sex under the influences needs to be treated primarily as a relapse prevention issue, rather than an HIV/STD prevention issue.

Citation: Calsyn DA, Baldwin H, Niu X, Crits-Christoph P, Hatch-Maillette MA.  Sexual Risk Behavior and Sex Under the Influence: An Event Analysis of Men in Substance Abuse Treatment Who Have Sex with Women.  American Journal on Addictions 2011 (in press).  Find it in the CTN Dissemination Library.

Clinical Research Jobs at RCKC

March 7, 2011

In addition to the Research Assistant position already posted, 2 part-time positions are available for the same project at Recovery Centers of King County.

Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant (.3 FTE)

RCKC is advertising an exciting opportunity for an ARNP or PA to assist in the administration of a large NIDA-funded multi-site study investigating the safety and effectiveness of buprenorphine with naltrexone for the treatment of cocaine dependence.  This person will be responsible for meeting with study participants during the eight week treatment phase to conduct medical exams and complete other tasks relevant to the study protocol.  The Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant will work in collaboration with the Study Physician, Research Staff, and staff from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington in implementing the study protocol. (download full description and application instructions)

Study Physician (.12 FTE)

RCKC is advertising an exciting part-time opportunity for a Study Physician to assist in the administration of a large NIDA-funded multi-site study investigating the safety and effectiveness of buprenorphine with naltrexone for the treatment of cocaine dependence.  This person will be responsible for overseeing the clinical care of participants throughout the duration of the study.  The Study Physician will work in collaboration with the Investigators, Nurse Practitioner/Physician’s Assistant, Research Staff, and staff from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington in implementing the study protocol. (download full description and application instructions)

Research Assistant Position at Recovery Centers of King County

March 2, 2011

Recovery Centers of King County is a community treatment program and part of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. RCKC is seeking a Research Assistant to assist in the administration of a large NIDA-funded multi-site study investigating the safety and effectiveness of buprenorphine with naltrexone for the treatment of cocaine dependence. The primary purpose of the Research Assistant position is to represent the “front line” of this research and to carry out the day-to-day activities of this study. The Research Assistant will work in collaboration with the Research Coordinator, medical staff, and staff from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington in implementing this study protocol.

* For more about this position (and other addiction research jobs in the Seattle area), please see the Employment page on the ADAI website:  http://adai.washington.edu/jobs.htm