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2013

12/5/13

Michael Frone, PhD, senior research scientist at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Addiction Psychology.

11/21/13

Do drinking and marriage mix? That depends on who’s doing the drinking — and how much — according to a recent study by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

11/14/13

The University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, a national leader in the study of alcohol and substance abuse issues, launched a new website this week.

10/10/13

Rina Das Eiden, PhD, senior research scientist in the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, has been invited to serve on a National Institutes of Health review panel.

10/9/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Amy Gancarz, PhD, a postdoctoral associate in the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), was honored for her work during the Seventh Annual Neuroscience Research Day held at UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center on Sept. 27.

9/18/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cocaine and brain function. Susceptibility to alcoholism. Smoking and schizophrenia. Marijuana and stress. Dozens of research scientists from across New York State will discuss these issues and more at a neuroscience conference to be held Sept. 27-28 at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), 1021 Main St., Buffalo.

9/11/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Following the recent cancellation of a music festival due to fatal overdoses of the club drug “Molly,” the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) has released another in its series of expert summaries to educate the public on this latest drug trend.

8/29/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Gerard Connors, PhD, senior research scientist and former director of the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions, was recently recognized for his exemplary mentorship of promising scientists with a national award from the American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP).

Exterior view of the Research Institute on Addiction building
8/15/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) was recently awarded more than $6 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health to fund five innovative studies that will expand knowledge on societal ramifications of drug and alcohol use.

person talking on telephone
3/22/13

UB RIA awarded grant to develop telephone-based clinical skill assessment tool

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12/13/12

BUFFALO, NY – In its ongoing mission to raise community awareness of the latest trends in substance use and abuse, the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) announced receipt of a new grant and release of an expert summary on the subject of prescription drug abuse.

9/6/12

BUFFALO, NY -- We hear all the time that we need to get off the couch, stop watching TV and get moving.

8/14/12

BUFFALO, N.Y.--What are the effects of gambling availability among specific populations? How do you control that impulse to have "just one more drink"? Can a spouse really help a loved one quit smoking?

8/7/12

BUFFALO, NY -- Today, as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced recent New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulations that crack down on bath salts on the University at Buffalo's South Campus, the UB Research Institute on Addictions was releasing another in its series of expert summaries--fact sheets explaining the dangers of bath salts--what they are, how they work on the central nervous system and points for parents dealing with kids using them.

7/30/12

UB’s Research Institute on Addictions has received a $3 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study the behavioral and biological differences between children exposed to cigarette smoking and those not exposed

3/27/12

BUFFALO, NY -- To curb employees’ on-the-job substance use and intoxication, bosses need to do more than just be around their employees all day, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

3/7/12

BUFFALO, NY -- The dangers of cigarette smoking are common knowledge. And when it comes to smoking while pregnant, life-threatening health hazards extend to the fetus and newborn.

12/8/11

BUFFALO, NY -- Many young women who steer clear of alcohol while they're in high school may change their ways once they go off to college. And those who take up binge drinking may be at relatively high risk of sexual assault, according to a University at Buffalo-led study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.