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Call for Pilot Proposals

Contact the Pilot and Training Core Lead, Dr. Elliot Berkman ( with any questions about the pilot program.

The NIDA P50 Center for Excellence, "Center on Parenting and Opioids” (CPO) requests proposals to fund pilot projects to begin June 1, 2022. The Pilot and Training Core of the CPO seeks to support early career researchers as they conduct mentored research that is aligned with the Center Aims and priorities. We hope to fund around 3 pilot projects each with a budget of up to $30,000 direct. Pilot projects must be led or co-led by an early career researcher who is mentored by one of the Center Investigators and must be able to be completed within 12-18 months from start of funding. Pilot funding is intended to be used to develop a novel line of research related to the Center Aims and priorities that directly leads to the submission of one or more applications to external support for a longer-term project.​​​​

Training funds available
Training funds are available to provide trainees, Center Scientists, colleagues, and collaborators with opportunities to engage in activities such as attending trainings and workshops and developing and hosting workshops. Standard application dates will be: March 5,  Sept 5, and Dec 13. Please direct questions to Elliot Berkman (  Proposals may also be considered on a rolling basis. Reach out to Elliot Berkman at if you have an idea for training funds you would like to be considered outside of the standard dates. Review the call for proposals

Past webinars


Presenter: Kimberly Renk, Ph.D
Date:  May 17th 2022

Description: More attention needs to be given to evidence-based parenting programs for high risk families who are substance- and child welfare-involved. The overlap between parents’ substance- and child welfare-involvement has been evident for some time, as up to 69 percent of children who are removed from their homes and placed in out-of-home care have a substance-involved parent (e.g., AFCARS, 2019). Given that the youngest of children are over-represented in these estimates (USDHHS, 2012), the specific vulnerability of young children in high risk families should help guide our decisions in choosing evidence-based parenting programs for implementation. Given that substance-involved parents have difficulty building secure attachments with their young children, Circle of Security (CoS; Powell et al., 2009), an evidence-based, attachment-focused parenting program, may serve substance-involved families with young children well. Consequently, this webinar will outline the risks that young children of substance-involved parents face, the importance of secure attachment for fostering more positive outcomes for these young children, and the ways in which CoS can be best implemented with substance-involved parents in residential substance treatment programs. Field experiences that exemplify implementation as well as successes and difficulties across different programs in Florida will be included. 
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Presenter: Dr. Mishka Terpan
Date: April 20th 2022

Description:  This webinar presented by Dr. Mishka Terplan will critically examine the literature on in-utero substance exposure and subsequent neurobehavioral development through the lens of human rights. Measurement, bias, and causality will be discussed alongside the concrete realities of stigma and prejudice to illustrate how scientific enquiry can operationalize discrimination and perpetuate inequities. “Old Questions” of drug effect and prevalence will be reframed and centered on dignity and justice to better support birthing people and their families. Link to Flyer

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Presenter: Dr. Marc Lewis
Date: March 10, 2022

Description: This workshop presented by Dr. Marc Lewis will focus on new trends in addiction science including discussion of addiction as a developmental learning process strongly influenced by environmental impacts, especially traumatic experiences such as abuse, as well as societal challenges such as isolation, poverty and racism.​Link to Flyer

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Presenter: Jenna Van Draanen, Ph.D.
Date: Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

This workshop will discuss methods of community engagement and community based
research and lessons learned from partnerships established between
researchers and harm reduction frontline workers in Vancouver, Canada. The
session will cover methods of engagement, research team and study structure, and
community-first dissemination strategies using an example of research conducted
by the presenters. Link to Flyer

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Presenter: Autumn Shafer, Ph.D.
​​​​​​Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022

This workshop focuses on lessons learned from multiple studies Autumn Shafer, Ph.D., has conducted using social media recruitment methods. Discussions will include best practices from the literature and her personal experience. With a pragmatic tone the workshop has the goal of helping other researchers to explore and apply social media recruitment within their studies for both generalized and specialty subject populations. Questions are welcome, and brief how-to demonstrations available (time permitting). Link to Flyer

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Project Nurture

Presenter: Dr. Deborah Cohen
Date: Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Implementation of Nurture Oregon began in the Fall 2020. Comagine Health is partnering with the Oregon Health Authority to support the implementation of this program. Oregon Health & Science University is studying how this program is implemented, who this program reaches, and to what effect. Sara Magnusson(Comagine Health, Research Associate II, Nurture Oregon project lead) and Deborah Cohen (OHSU, PI for Nurture Oregon study) will describe the counties and teams involved in the Nurture Oregon program, describe how the Nurture Oregon program differs from Project Nurture, and share early findings from the start-up and early implementation activities that teams have engaged in. Link to Flyer.

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Presenter: Dr. Adrianne Huxtable
Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2021

This webinar will discuss how early life stressors, such as early life
inflammation and maternal opioids, lead to changes in the central
networks controlling breathing with lasting consequences into
adulthood. Link to Flyer.

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This webinar will introduce participants to FrameWorks theoretical and methodological approach to framing, highlight the key findings from our communications research on framing harm reduction, will offer suggestions about what frames to use, which to avoid, and why, and will inspire participants to consider how to use the research in their own communications practice. The webinar will include ample time for questions and interactive exercises. Link to Flyer

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CPO presents Dr. Amanda van Scoyoc who will provide an overview of how framing strategies can increase support for effective policies that address maternal addiction. She will discuss dominant patterns in public thinking in America based upon research by the Frameworks Institute. Listening to interviews with the public about this topic will identify strongly held beliefs about substance use during pregnancy and when parenting. She will then discuss framing strategies that increase collective thinking and problem solving. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have basic knowledge of how to use framing to discuss their own research and policy-related work. 

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CPO presents University of Oregon's Yoel Everett and Kavya Mudiam will share from the knowledge they gained at a CPO-funded workshop on State Space Grid (SSG) Analyses. The presenters will demonstrate by presenting some results from their project examining EMA data on the emotional experiences and social contexts of adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders.
CPO presents Dr. Dave DeGarmo. This workshop will focus on power analyses for gold standard two-arm intervention designs and more complicated RCTs. Content will cover longitudinal data and missingness, simulated data, and plotting functions. Materials will be provided and annotated for R and Mplus with interactive opportunities for participants to tailor syntax and functions.   

CPO presents Dr. Helena Rutherford who will discuss the contribution of social neuroscience in providing a mechanistic framework to our understanding of the impact of addiction on parenting. Specifically, Dr. Rutherford will review the role of reward and stress neural circuits in parenting and addiction. Theoretical and empirical findings will be critically considered, including directions needed for future research.


CPO presents Dr. Jean Kjellstrand and Miriam Clark who will discuss their work adapting a coached parenting intervention for corrections-involved parents to better target those with an opioid use disorder history. More specifically, they will introduce us to the Coached Parent-Child (CPC) program, discuss challenges faced by re-entering parents with opioid use disorder, summarize what they've learned at the annual meeting of the Society of Social Work Research, and discuss the next steps regarding the pilot intervention to examine the feasibility and collect preliminary data.

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