RIA Seminar Series

RIA's annual Seminar Series brings to Buffalo national experts in the field of alcohol, drugs and related issues. 

Karen Farchaus Stein, PhD, RN, closed RIA's 2017 Fall Seminar Series with a presentation on adolscent drinking

Each fall and spring, speakers present research results to an audience of policymakers, clinicians, other researchers, students and the general public.

RIA seminar presentations are made at 10 a.m. in room 132 at the Research Institute on Addictions, 1021 Main St., Buffalo, (UB Downtown Campus), unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2018 Seminar Series

March 9 , 2018

Sex Differences in Nicotine Use Disorder: Findings from Neuroimaging

Reagan Wetherill, PhD, LCP

Research Assistant Professor
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

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April 13, 2018

Preventing Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: Implementing Innovative Prevention Programs in Community Settings

Mary Marden Velasquez, PhD

Centennial Professor in Leadership for Community, Professional and Corporate Excellence
Director, Health Behavior Research and Training Institute
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
The University of Texas at Austin

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May 11, 2018

From Gay Bars to Marriage Equality: The Evolution of Research on Sexual Minority Women’s Drinking

Tonda Hughes, RN, PhD, FAAN

Henrik H. Bendixin Professor of International Nursing
Professor of Nursing (in Psychiatry)
Director of Global Health Research
Columbia University

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