Samuel Fricchione

  • Providence US-RI
Samuel Fricchione

Objective

  • Create integrated strategies to develop and expand existing customer sales and brand/product evolution through new and unique marketing procedures. 
  • To use my knowledge, skills, and experience to implement new and ideal ways for companies to save money while expanding there target demographic. 

Summary

Ambitious professional with strong work ethic and exceptional interpersonal skills. Experienced in business and research project management, as well as recruitment and selection. Currently involved in the administration and monitoring of academic research projects and evaluations, with a strong desire to transition to a business setting.

A results driven team player, who quickly gains credibility in a variety of work environments.

Knowledgeable with fast paced internet age, various programs used, social networking sites, and how to use these things to a companies advantage.   

Work History

Work History

Intern

Kingston Hill Academy

Intern at the Kingston Hill Academy, Kingston RI.  2006- 2007

·Worked with children with learning disabilities. Helped struggling students excel in mathematics along       with areas of reading and writing.

·Implemented one on one reading programs to assist children with reading difficulty.

Dec 2009 - Present

Research Assistant

Brown University

Research Assistant at the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Providence, RI. December 2009-Present:

NIH/NIDA R03-DA027484 "Genetic Variation and Marijuana's Pharmacologic and Cue-Elicited Effects."Jane Metrik, PhD, Principal Investigator. 2009 – April 2011

This study randomized non-treatment seeking marijuana dependent individuals ages 18-44 based on their cannabinoid-genetic variation genes. Participant’s acute and cue-elicited effects were monitored after receiving in a counterbalanced order placebo during one session and active marijuana during the second.  The objective of this research was to identify genetic variation underlying individual differences in marijuana effects that may account for individual differences in susceptibility to marijuana dependence.

Tasks performed in Dr. Metrik’s study:

  • Conducted in-person assessments with research participants in accordance with a standardized research protocol and administered marijuana to human subjects.
    • Successful data collection required a clear understanding of the project objective as well as knowledge and comprehension of each assignment being administered.
    • Successful strict adherence to the study procedures, whose design and protocol were funded by NIH and approved by the local Brown Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Enforcement Administration (DEA).
    • High level of interpersonal skills required in order to maintain participant comfort and collect valid and reliable data when dealing with impaired research participants. Ability to calm participant down and remain relaxed when dealing with adverse events relating to marijuana’s acute effects.
  • Assembled all subject files in accordance to protocol and maintained confidentiality by following strict center guidelines. Extracted data to report on the progress of study to the IRB, funding or regulatory agencies (i.e. NIH, FDA).
  • Subject recruitment involving finding potential subjects through advertising through different venues such as social media, flyers, and newspapers.
    • Screened over 1,400 potential participants via a phone screen to ensure eligibility through a variety of criteria.
    • Acted as liaison with local businesses to help promote study.
  • Specific measures trained and used: Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV-TF-Axis I Disorders (SCID-I), Time Line Follow Back, Cue-Reactivity Experimental Design, Marijuana Self-Administration Experiment.
  • Study funds coordinator
    • Kept accurate logs of subject payments and fund allotment.
  • Responsible for the preparation of data for analysis
    • Scanned data into computer files via teleform program
    • Data verification to ensure accurate transfer into excel database.

NIH/NIAAA R21-AA019709 “Effects of Ghrelin on Alcohol Cue Reactivity and Craving”, Lorenzo Leggio, MD, Principal Investigator. May 2011 – present.

This study randomized non-treatment seeking alcohol dependent people based on a number of eligibility criteria. Participants were given either an infusion intravenous of either a low dose of the appetitive hormone ghrelin (.1microg/Kg), a high dose of ghrelin (.3microg/Kg) or placebo (saline solution). Infusion was followed by a cue-elicited experiment designed to test alcohol craving. Blood samples were taken during and after the cue-elicited experiment to record plasma ghrelin levels directly following experiment.

NIH/NIAAA R03-AA020169 “Effect of Baclofen on Alcohol Cue-Elicited Urges to Drink and Smoke”, Lorenzo Leggio, MD, Principal Investigator. May 2011 – present.

This study randomized non-treatment seeking alcohol dependent nicotine dependent people based on a number of eligibility criteria. Participants were given either baclofen (80mg/day) or placebo, followed by a cue-elicited experiment designed to test craving for alcohol and cigarettes.

NARSAD Award Grant “A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Human Laboratory Pilot Study Baclofen in Anxiety Disorders with Comorbid Alcohol Dependence”, Lorenzo Leggio, MD, Principal Investigator. November 2011 – present.

This study randomized non-treatment seeking alcohol dependent people based on a number of eligibility criteria. Participants were given either baclofen (30mg/day) or placebo, followed by a cue-elicited experiment designed to test craving for alcohol and cigarettes, and an alcohol administration experiment designed to a) test the biphasic effects of alcohol and b) test participants’ free choice between alcohol or an extra monetary remuneration.

Tasks performed in Dr. Leggio’s studies:

  • Conducted in person assessments with research participants in accordance with protocol guidelines.
    • Successfully recorded and documented data based on the knowledge of each assignment being administered.
    • Successful strict adherence to the study procedures, whose design and protocol were funded by NIH and approved by the local Brown IRB, and the FDA.
    • Maintained professional and supportive behavior when interacting with study participants. Helped calm subjects if ever worried about study procedures (blood draws, infusions, etc.).
  • Created all study related documents according to study protocol. Maintained participant confidentiality in ordinance with Brown University regulations.
  • Recruited participants through a variety of media venues such as Facebook, Craigslist, flyering, various newspapers and sponsored events.
    • Liaison with local businesses to promote study.
  • Specific measures trained and used: SCID-I, TLFB, Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA-A), Lesch Typology Questionnaire, Cue Reactivity Experiment.
  • Trained in ECG placement and collection, as well as in the collection and process of biological samples (i.e. blood, urine, saliva).
  • Assembled all subject files in accordance to protocol and maintained confidentiality by following strict center guidelines. Extracted data to report on the progress of study and assist the PI Dr. Leggio for reporting data progress to regulatory bodies, including local IRB, funding agencies (i.e. NIH, NARSAD), and the FDA.
  • Study funds coordinator
    • Kept accurate logs of payments to participants and picked up funds as needed.
    • Ordered total payments of monthly allotment for entire study based on sessions from previous month.
Jun 2008 - Dec 2009

Case Manager

Key Program

Case Worker at the Key Program, Fall River, MA.  2008 – 2009

·Facilitated client groups by conducting assessment interviews for client intakes.

·Prepared goal-oriented behavior contracts and written assessments.

·Conducted intensive tracking services as delineated in client behavioral contracts.

·Provided client advocacy in the areas of health, education, vocation, legal and family intervention.

·Maintained sensitive personnel records in accordance with format and timetables.

May 2008 - Sep 2008

Senior Counselor

Child and Family Services

Senior Counselor at the Child and Family Services, Middletown, RI.        2008

·Worked with clients’ ages 8 to 17 who had been recently removed from the home reintegrate into the community.

·Implemented behavioral management techniques including counseling and crisis intervention to help curb behaviors.

·Certified to assist in non-violent restraint.

·Ensured clients maintained appropriate boundaries and helped establish and mandate clear household rules.

·Created daily plans and assisted in developing incentive programs for tasks completed. 

Education

Education
Sep 2004 - May 2008

Bachelor's

University of Rhode Island

·Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology 2008 (3.6GPA)

·Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society

·American Marketing Association

·American Psychology Association