National Prevention Network Conference 2016

Buffalo, NY • September 13-15, 2016

UB presentations included:

Synthetic Cannabinoids: Findings from the Community Drug Early Warning System (CDEWS) and a Study of Black Males under Criminal Justice Supervision

  • Christopher St. Vil, PhD, Assistant Professor, UB School of Social Work
  • Amy Billing, MSSA, Center for Substance Abuse Research, University of Maryland

 Importance of Early Intervention

  • Rina Eiden, PhD, UB Research Institute on Addictions
  • Mary Dozier, PhD, Professor, Amy E. du Pont Chair of Child Development, Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Delaware

Emerging Issues: Trying alcohol with parental permission: Risk pathways and prevention of adolescent alcohol use

  • Craig Colder, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Psychology, UB College of Arts and Sciences
  • Susan Ennett, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Opioid/Heroin Epidemic: Perspectives from the Primary Care Clinic, Emergency Room, and First Responders

  • Kenneth Leonard, PhD, Director, UB Research Institute on Addiction
  • Sarah Cercone Heavey, MA, Doctoral Student, Dept. of Community Health and Health Behavior, UB School of Public Health
  • Smita Bakhai, MD, MPH, FACP, Medical Director, Internal Medicine Center, ECMC
  • Heather Lindstrom, PhD, Director of Research, Dept. of Emergency Medicine,  UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Bullying and Substance Use among Adolescents

  • Jennifer Livingston, PhD, UB Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo
  • Amanda Nickerson, PhD, Professor and Director of UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, Graduate School of Education
  • Kathleen Miller, PhD, UB Research Institute on Addictions