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RIA Scientist Rebecca Houston, PhD (left) training staff and students

RIA Research Scientist Rebecca Houston, PhD, (left) trains staff and students.

RIA offers opportunities for researchers and other professionals to develop their skills and knowledge through our postdoctoral research training program, seminars and conferences.

More than 100 people attended the Open House on Student Research in Addiction Sciences at the Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) on April 1 to learn more about the interdisciplinary addictions research conducted by UB students under the direction of RIA research scientists and affiliated UB faculty. 
The Research Training on Alcohol Etiology and Treatment program, funded through NIAAA, provides specialized postdoctoral training to scientists in preparation for conducting addictions research.
RIA's annual Seminar Series brings to Buffalo national experts in the field of alcohol, drugs and related issues. Each fall and spring, speakers present research results to an audience of policymakers, clinicians, other researchers, students and the general public.
A vital component of RIA’s research and educational mission is hosting multidisciplinary professional conferences aimed at disseminating cutting-edge research findings to researchers, treatment specialists and policymakers.