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ORI receives award from Oregon Psychological Association

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The Oregon Psychological Association (OPA) presented their “Outstanding Service Award” to ORI. This award is given to an individual or organization who, through their work, have promoted ...

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Society of Behavioral Medicine Honors Scientist

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ORI scientist Herb Severson, Ph.D., has received a prestigious award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine for outstanding work in translating behavioral medicine from research into practice.

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ORI Diversity Interest Group scholarship winner announced

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UO student Chi-Wing Ng selected to receive the $2000 ORI Diversity Interest Group scholarship for 2015.  

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ORI Scientist Named to State Panel on Cultural Competence

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Scientist Jorge Ramirez Garcia has been appointed to an Oregon Health Authority committee to ensure cultural competency of continuing education for health professionals. ...

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Reducing Nicotine Content in Cigarettes

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Does reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes result in lower levels of addiction? In a unique study Herb Severson, Ph.D., and his team study the effects of smoking reduced nicotine cigarettes.

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Cybernetics & the Big Five Personality Traits

Event at ORI

ORI welcomes Colin DeYoung, Ph.D., who will discuss the use of cybernetics in examining the sources of the Big Five personality dimensions. His talk is September 24 at 2:30 p.m.

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Predicting Success in Quitting Smoking

Event at ORI

ORI is pleased to welcome Janet Brigham, Ph.D., who will present a colloquium on tools to predict success in quitting tobacco smoking. The colloquium is Tuesday, September 23 at 3:00 p.m.

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Teen Weight Gain Linked to TV Food Commercials

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New research suggests that food commercials “get under the skin” of teens by activating brain reward regions when they view ads for milk shakes, or burgers, or colas.

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National Prevention Network Conference

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ORI Science Director and Senior Scientist Carol W. Metzler, Ph.D., will deliver a keynote address as part of a panel at the National Prevention Network Conference on September 17. ...

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Is Tai Chi Program Cost-Effective in Preventing Falls?

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ORI scientist Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., has received a grant to study the cost-effectiveness of his successful fall-prevention program Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance.

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