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Resources for the Media

The research scientists at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) can offer the media a wide range of expert opinions on timely health-related issues, including:

  • alcohol use disorders
  • illicit and prescription drug abuse
  • addiction treatment methods
  • neuroscience of addiction
  • trends in drug use
  • gambling addiction
  • smoking
  • infant/child development
  • intimate partner violence
  • risky health behaviors
  • caffeine

To speak with one of our experts, contact Cathy Wilde, communications director, at 716-887-3365 or cwilde@ria.buffalo.edu.

RIA at a Glance

Latest News

4/22/16

Researchers at UB's Research Institute on Addictions have discovered how a gene in the brain’s dopamine system can play an important role in prolonging lifespan.

3/31/16

A new collaborative study from the UB Research Institute on Addictions and the Penn State College of Medicine will investigate why a significant percentage of people who undergo gastric bypass surgery develop alcohol abuse problems.

3/2/16

How and why children carry weapons is the subject of a $3.4 million interdisciplinary study led by two UB researchers looking to find ways high-risk children can escape a cycle of violence.