Crews to speak at RIA seminar

Published April 10, 2014

Fulton T. Crews, John R. Andrews Distinguished Professor and director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, will discuss “Evidence Supporting Adult Dysfunction Suggests Adolescence Binge Drinking Syndrome” at 10 a.m. April 18 as part of the Research Institute on Addiction’s Spring Seminar Series.

The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Room 132 at RIA, 1021 Main St. on UB’s Downtown Campus.

Crews is a neuropsychopharmacologist specializing in investigating how drugs and alcohol change the brain and behavior. He has made groundbreaking discoveries on how heavy alcohol use damages cortical brain regions involved in impulse control and planning, and is among the few neuroscientists investigating the adolescent brain as a unique neurodevelopmental period that has considerable risk for future alcoholism. He currently serves on the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s national advisory council.

For more information, contact seminar coordinator Rebecca Houston at 887-2579 or or visit RIA’s website.