CRIA is home to bright, passionate scientists whose work covers a wide range of addiction-related topics. They work in a culture of scientific and organizational support that nurtures creativity and research success.
We share knowledge with other researchers, treatment providers, legislators and the public to aid understanding of addiction-related issues through regular news releases, seminars, conferences and our Expert Summaries series.
Our Addiction Treatment Services (ATS) is the only treatment program in New York State designed specifically for clinical research and plays a fundamental role in the Institute’s ability to test, apply and monitor innovative treatment strategies.
Samir Haj-Dahmane, PhD, and Roh-Yu Shen, PhD, each received five-year, $1.8 million grants from the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) to study fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and how prenatal alcohol exposure affects the brain.
Kurt Dermen, PhD, and Christopher Barrick, PhD, are part of a team of researchers who received a $1.92 million grant to train new behavioral health practitioners and combat the opioid epidemic in Western New York.
Joshua Lynch, DO, and emergency medicine physicians in the Jacobs School have developed Buffalo MATTERS to expand emergency room treatment for opioid addiction. He shared its success with Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Erie County Commissioner of Health Gale Burstein, MD.
CRIA and faculty from UB's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are collaborating to train health care practitioners across New York State in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) of opioid addiction.