BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Rina Das Eiden, PhD, senior research scientist
in the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, has
been recognized for her scientific accomplishments with an
invitation to serve on a National Institutes of Health review
Eiden will serve as a member of the Psychosocial Development,
Risk and Prevention Study Section for the NIH’s Center for
In this role, she will review grant applications submitted to
the NIH, make recommendations on the applications to the
appropriate NIH national advisory council or board and survey the
status of research in their fields of science.
“An appointment such as this is an honor and is a
testament to a researcher’s scholarly impact,” said
Kenneth Leonard, RIA director. “Dr. Eiden is very deserving
of such recognition due to her significant research on how alcohol,
tobacco and illicit drug use among parents impact infant and child
RIA is a research center of the University at Buffalo (UB) and a
national leader in the study of alcohol and substance abuse issues.
RIA’s research programs, most of which have multiple year
funding, are supported by federal and private foundation grants.
Located on UB’s Downtown Campus, RIA is a member of the
dynamic Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and helps promote UB’s
strategic focus on research initiatives.