BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Research
Institute on Addictions (RIA), a national leader in the study of
alcohol and substance abuse issues, launched a new website this
The new site, buffalo.edu/ria, is part
of UB’s Digital Communications Transformation project, a
multiyear initiative to create and manage effective and informative
websites for the university’s units.
“We are very excited about the new website and its
potential to inform our colleagues and the community about the
excellent work we do here at RIA,” says Kenneth Leonard, PhD,
director of RIA.
Highlights of the website include information about RIA
scientists and their research programs, latest news, seminars,
training opportunities, substance use fact sheets and photo
galleries of recent RIA events, presented with easy navigation and
“Our goal is to create a site that will be of value to
researchers in the addictions field, potential postdoctoral
associates and to the public at large who seek the latest
information on substance abuse research,” Leonard says.
RIA is a research center of the University at Buffalo 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, state 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.