Lab news

September 2022

SPR 2022

The 62nd Annual meeting of the Society For Psychophysiological Research (SPR) took place Sept 28-Oct 2 2022 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Dr. Cofresi gave a talk at the “From Bench To Bedside: Advancements In Quantifying And Modulating Neural Circuit Disfunction In Substance Use Disorders” symposium. The title of his talk was Alcohol beverage cues serve as “rewards” in humans: preliminary studies of individual differences.

He also presented a research poster Time Frequency Power and Phase Synchrony Signatures of Alcohol Cue Reactivity Among Emerging Adult Alcohol Users, R.U. Cofresi, S. Morales, T.M. Piasecki, B.D. Bartholow.

It was also a special treat to attend the Presidential Address given by Dr. Bruce Bartholow, Roberto’s former postdoc adviser and forever mentor.

September 2022

Visiting Alcohol Researchers @ Indy

Dr. Cofresí visited the laboratory of Dr. David Kareken (K99/R00 advisory committee member) at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. During his visit, he presented his research agenda to the faculty of the Indiana Alcohol Research Center, a group of pre-clinical non-human animal and clinical human subjects researchers.

August 2022

APA 2022

Dr. Cofresí presented at the 2022 annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), which took place Aug 4-6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He presented EEG data from an on-going NIH/NIAAA-funded study conducted in the SCANlab at a translational symposium organized by Division 6 of the APA: Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology. Two other APA divisions (28 [Psychopharmacology], 50 [Addiction Psychology]) also featured this symposium as part of their programming at the convention.

August 2022

Dr. Roberto Cofresi receives NIH-NIAAA K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Career Award

Postdoctoral Fellow for 4 years in Dr. Bruce Bartholow’s SCANlab, Dr. Cofresi received a prestigious NIH-NIAAA K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Career Award and was promoted to Research Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri. His grant title is: “A translational human laboratory Pavlovian conditioning model of individual differences in risk for alcohol cue incentive salience sensitization and longitudinal assessment of problematic alcohol use.” Project #1K99AA029169