UB Addiction News

CRIA faculty members comprise a dynamic research community at UB who make news with their breakthroughs in studying the causes, consequences and biology of addiction.

In Memoriam: Howard Blane

Howard T. Blane, PhD

Howard Blane, PhD, the highly respected Director Emeritus of RIA, passed away on April 7. He was 92. As director from 1986 to 1996, he guided the Research Institute on Addictions through a period of tremendous growth and change. Read more about his career and influence here

2/11/19

Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, is being recognized by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) with the inaugural JH Woods Early Career Award in Behavioral Pharmacology.

12/28/18
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Naloxone has saved thousands of lives. But can patients be safely discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) just an hour after they receive the medication that curtails drug overdoses?
12/12/18

Combined with a previous $2.3 million NIH grant for the ongoing study, Homish has now received $5 million for the project.

11/29/18

Problem alcohol use is more common among Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers who have greater negative emotions over having never been deployed.

11/16/18

As nonprescription use of Ritalin increases among young adults, researchers at UB's Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions warn that such use may cause irreversible structural changes in certain areas of the brain.

11/9/18

An innovative, cost-effective program in Western New York provides medication-assisted treatment to opioid use disorder patients in emergency departments (EDs) and rapidly transitions them into long-term treatment all within about 48 hours.

 

11/2/18

 

Scientists at UB’s Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions recently received more than $4 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of drinking, smoking and marijuana use during pregnancy.