Spring 2018 seminar

Reagan Wetherill, PhD, LCP, of the University of Pennsylvania, spoke about sex differences in nicotine use disorder for a 2018 seminar.

CRIA helps bring distinguished scholars, addiction experts and UB faculty and students together to discuss the latest in addictions research. 

Upcoming Event

Taking Action Together: A Community Conversation on Opioids

Date: February 28
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Community members, healthcare providers and researchers are invited to an afternoon of discussion on the opioid crisis in Western New York. Learn how research informs policy, advocacy and change, as well as how community voices help guide research.

Emma Fabian, MSW, senior director of harm reduction, Evergreen Health, will deliver the keynote presentation. Erie County Commissioner of Health Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, will moderate a community-friendly panel discussion on the opioid epidemic, featuring different perspectives from a provider, counselor, researcher and community member.

This free event is co-sponsored by the Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center and the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Recent Events

Current Topics in Substance Abuse & Motivational Interviewing for Nurse Practitioners

Date: February 22
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 112 Wende Hall, South Campus

The UB School of Nursing presents a free training program open to students, faculty, staff, preceptors adn community partners.

Topics will include

  • Report on Erie County Dept. of Health Opiate Task Force
  • SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral for Treatment) for Substance Abuse Disorder
  • Washington AIMS Model, Integrated Mental Health in Primary Care
  • Obesity and Addictions
  • RISE: A Second Victims Support Program
  • The Next Step: AUD and Naltrexone
  • Motivational Interviewing for Nurse Practitioners

Offered in person and live-stream webinar:

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