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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

Previous Years

Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD
11/7/11
Kenneth E. Leonard, research scientist, has been named director of UB’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), Interim Provost Harvey G. Stenger Jr. announced today.
10/20/11
BUFFALO, NY – In a recent study conducted by scientists at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions involving 154 heavy-drinking college students whose sexual behavior put them at risk for HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), there were two expected findings and one surprise.
10/13/11
BUFFALO, NY – “If a young woman is drinking with a man at a party or in a bar and starts to get that strange uncomfortable feeling she can’t explain – it is time to extricate herself from the situation – not when the warning bells are going off full tilt.”
9/28/11
BUFFALO, NY – Advances in parenting research related to college drinking. Hmm. We drank in college; it didn’t hurt us (did it?). Do we really need more parenting tips by the time they’re 18 and on they’re way out the door to college?
9/14/11
BUFFALO, NY -- The University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) will present a fall seminar series featuring national experts beginning in October.
6/15/11
BUFFALO, NY -- Frequent use of energy drinks is associated with binge drinking, alcohol-related social problems and misuse of prescription drugs among musicians, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions.
3/24/11
BUFFALO, N.Y. – After age 21, problem gambling is considerably more common among U.S. adults than alcohol dependence, even though alcohol dependence has received much more attention, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions.
2/11/11
BUFFALO, NY — The University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is presenting a spring seminar series featuring national experts beginning on March 4.