CRIA Seminars

CRIA seminars bring to Buffalo national experts in the field of alcohol, drugs and related issues. 

Mary Marden Velasquez, PhD.

Mary Marden Velsquez, PhD, visited in Spring 2018 to discuss preventing substance-exposed pregnancies.

On a regular basis, speakers present research results to an audience of policymakers, clinicians, other researchers, students and the general public.

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

Previous seminars have included

Sex Differences in Nicotine Use Disorder: Findings from Neuroimaging

Reagan Wetherill, PhD, LCP
Research Assistant Professor
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

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

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

Using Tetra Partite Synaptic Plasticity to Treat Addiction

Peter Kalivas, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurosciences|
Medical University of South Carolina

Beyond Self-Medication: Exploring Comorbidity between PTSD and Substance Misuse

Meghan E. McDevitt-Murphy, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Director, Master of Science in General Psychology Program
The University of Memphis

Integrating Unhealthy Alcohol and Other Drug Use and General Health Care: When Best Laid Plans Go Awry

Richard Saitz MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences
Professor of Community Health Sciences and Medicine
Boston University School of Public Health

Who Am I: Current and Future-oriented Identities as Determinants of Adolescent and Young Adult Alcohol Use

Karen Farchaus Stein, PhD, RN
Brody Endowed Professor
School of Nursing
University of Rochester