Organizational and Scientific News
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Marijuana Legalization and Youth Use
Scientist Julie C. Rusby, Ph.D., and her team studied the impact of marijuana legalization in Oregon on marijuana use by young teens.
High Use of Electronic Cigarettes seen in 8th-9th graders in Oregon
An ORI study shows rates of e-cigarette use among Oregon 8th & 9th graders is higher than national samples, and that e-cigarette use is closely linked with marijuana & other tobacco use. ...
ORI Scientist Tony Biglan receives award from the Society for Advancement of Behavioral Analysis
ORI senior scientist Tony Biglan, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2017 Award for Scientific Translation from the Society for Advancement of Behavioral Analysis (SABA).
New Grant to study obesity treatment.
Eric Stice and his team have received funding to test a computer-based brain training program to promote lasting weight loss in overweight individuals.
Helping Teachers Help Children
ORI receives funding to develop web-based version of evidence-based tool for improving social & academic outcomes for children.
Matt Sanders presentation videos available to view.
Video of Professor Matt Sanders, PhD, founder of the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program, speaking at ORI is available on our youtube channel.
ORI Funded to Develop Cloud-Based Behavioral Health Patient Portal
Tim Ozechowski, Ph.D., and team will develop a web-based patient exchange portal that will provide individual treatment support while maintaining security, efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Family Alcohol Use Focus of New Grant
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.
Eating Disorders Prevention Program Alters Brain's Response to Thin Models
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.
Video from A Celebration of Behavioral Science in Eugene
Event at ORI
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