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Family Alcohol Use Focus of New Grant

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1 in 5 Americans will develop an alcohol use disorder during their lifetime. ORI has received funding to study how risks for alcohol abuse are transmitted in families.

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Eating Disorders Prevention Program Alters Brain's Response to Thin Models

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After the brief behavioral intervention, the brain's reward valuation region was more activated by exposure to images of healthy, normal weight women than by exposure to thin models.

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Video from A Celebration of Behavioral Science in Eugene

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Video from the recent Celebration of Behavioral Science in Eugene is now available to view online.  Talks by Tony Biglan, Carol Metzler, Ed Kame'enui, and Rob Horner. Click the following links to

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Preventing Substance Use in Middle School

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A key factor contributing to substance use in adolescence is peer rejection. ORI scientist Mark Van Ryzin, Ph.D., has received research funding to investigate ways to prevent this.

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New Grants Reflect Breadth of ORI Research

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From the effect of TV food commercials on teens' weight gain to genetic analysis of adult addictive behavior, newly funded grants reflect the breadth of ORI's research programs.

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Welcome Tom Dishion, Ph.D.

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ORI is pleased to welcome longtime collaborator Tom Dishion, Ph.D., as an ORI senior scientist.

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Sonja Yokum Named Research Scientist

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Sonja Yokum, Ph.D., has been promoted to Research Scientist at ORI. She has been as associate scientist here since 2006.

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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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