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NCRG Adds New Members to its Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board

by: NCRG Staff | Nov 8, 2012

The NCRG is excited to welcome three new members to its board of directors and two new members to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). 

The NCRG board of directors elected Jonathan S. Halkyard, executive vice president and chief financial officer of NV Energy; Kathleen M. Scanlan, senior advisor of special projects for the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling; and Andrew S. Zarnett, managing director for Deutsche Bank, to join as members.

The 11-member NCRG board of directors includes representatives from the gaming industry and the public health and regulatory communities. As the practical, hands-on management group of the organization, the board focuses on education and outreach program creation and implementation.

The SAB also added two new members, Tammy Chung, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh; and Miriam Jorgensen, Ph.D., M.P.P., research director of the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy at the University of Arizona and research director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, to round out their membership of eight leading independent scientists with expertise in addiction and related topics.

The SAB plays a vital role by ensuring the NCRG follows rigorous standards in awarding grants for only the highest-quality research proposals. The board’s main responsibilities are to monitor the progress of the NCRG Centers of Excellence in Gambling Research and to evaluate the conduct of the project grants program, including the peer review process. Members also advise on the development of funding initiatives and educational activities.

The NCRG team looks forward to working with these new members, and we know they will help to further fulfill our mission of addressing gambling disorders and responsible gaming from all perspectives. Click here to read the press release, and leave any questions or comments about this announcement in the section below.

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