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RIA seminar to examine prenatal cocaine exposure

Published April 24, 2014

The final lecture in the Research Institute on Addictions Spring Lecture Series will take place on May 2 and feature a talk by one of the first researchers to investigate the effects of cocaine exposure on child development.

Claire D. Coles, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, will speak on “Prenatal Cocaine Exposure and Regulation of Arousal: Evidence from Neuroimaging” at 10 a.m. in room 132 at RIA, 1021 Main St. on UB’s Downtown Campus.

The seminar is free and open to the public.

Coles is director of the Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development Laboratory at Emory. Her research on the developmental and behavioral effects of prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol was among the first to describe the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure in infants, young children and adolescents, as well as the effects on the brain in young adults.

For more information, contact seminar coordinator Rebecca Houston at 887-2579 or rhouston@ria.buffalo.edu or visit RIA’s website.