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Back by Popular Demand! Duke University’s Dr. Kafui Dzirasa Hosts First NCRG Webinar of 2014

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 17, 2014

Dr. Kafui DzirasaWe are excited to announce the first NCRG webinar of 2014!

The NCRG’s Webinar Series will kick off Friday, January 31 at 2 p.m. with a free 90-minute event featuring Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, neurobiology, bioengineering at Duke University, and his colleagues Drs. Stephen Mague and Gretchen Sprow.

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NCRG Year in Review: Top 10 Accomplishments of 2013

by: NCRG Staff | Dec 19, 2013

From a new video series to an extraordinary amount of funding for cutting-edge research, the NCRG has many accomplishments to celebrate in 2013. The NCRG staff compiled a few of the highlights from the past year.

The NCRG's Nathan Smith and Amy Kugler attend the APA annual meeting

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NCRG Board of Directors Elects a New Member and Appoints a New Officer

by: NCRG Staff | Dec 10, 2013

Mark LipparelliYesterday, the NCRG announced that its Board of Directors added two new members: Mark Lipparelli, former chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, and Christine Reilly, senior research director of the NCRG. Lipparelli was elected to the 12-member board and Reilly was appointed to serve as an officer of the board as secretary and treasurer. Christine Reilly replaces Judy Patterson following her departure from the NCRG.

The 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. For a complete list of board members, click here.

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by: NCRG Staff | Oct 30, 2013

Earlier this month, the NCRG announced that the organization has awarded $751,951 this year to support seven new research projects that will help improve methods of diagnosis, intervention, treatment and prevention of gambling disorders.

Here’s a list of the research projects that received funding from the NCRG:

Travel Grants

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Register Today for the NCRG’s Free Webinar on Addiction as a Syndrome

by: NCRG Staff | Oct 18, 2013

Dr. Debi LaPlanteDr. Sarah NelsonOn Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 3 p.m., the NCRG will hold the last session in the NCRG’s Webinar Series, titled “Addiction as Syndrome: Implications for Understanding and Treating Gambling Disorders and Other Addictive Disorders.” You can register for this free session online on the NCRG’s webinar webpage.

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The Discovery Project: Get the Facts at Your Fingertips!

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 7, 2013

The Discovery Project:  Get the Facts at Your Fingertips!If you’re looking for responsible gaming resources this week—or any week—The Discovery Project is your one-stop place to get the facts at your fingertips.

The NCRG unveiled The Discovery Project last month. Located on the NCRG website, The Discovery Project is an easy-to-use online library for finding the latest science-based information on gambling disorders and responsible gaming. It synthesizes the NCRG’s numerous resources—including videos, guidebooks, brochures and condensed information on research studies—and allows users to search for information by date, keyword, topic or content type.

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Treating Addiction is a Complex Issue – Observations from the NCRG Staff

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 2, 2013

The NCRG Webinar Series is a great way to obtain the essential training for clinicians and researchers to understand science-based information about gambling disorders and responsible gaming. We like to cover a wide variety of topics related to this issue and give a diverse group of people the tools they need to apply the research findings to their everyday lives.

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Register Now for the NCRG’s Free Webinar on ACT for Gambling Disorders and Other Addictive Behaviors

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 24, 2013

Dr. Mark Dixon will lead NCRG WebinarNext Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the NCRG will hold a free webinar from 2-3 p.m. on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a unique evidence-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies together with commitment and behavior change strategies to increase psychological flexibility. ACT is considered a second generation cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) model and is based on behavioral principles on the nature of language and cognition.

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Drs. David Hodgins, Gloria Miele and Wendy Slutske Named to NCRG Scientific Advisory Board

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 12, 2013

Earlier this week, the NCRG shared two exciting announcements about its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). First, Ken Winters, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse at the University of Minnesota, was named the next chairman of the NCRG’s SAB. (Read the blog post here.)

The NCRG also added three new members with diverse research backgrounds.

  • David Hodgins, Ph.D., professor of psychology in the department of psychology and institute node coordinator for the University of Calgary, Alberta Gaming Research Institute;
  • Gloria M. Miele, Ph.D., instructor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and principal at Optimal Development Coaching; and
  • Wendy Slutske, Ph.D., professor in the department of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Dr. David Hodgins   Dr. Gloria Miele   Dr. Wendy Slutske   

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Dr. Ken Winters Takes the Helm of the NCRG’s Scientific Advisory Board

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 10, 2013

Dr. Ken Winters Named NCRG Scientific Advisory Board ChairmanToday, the NCRG is excited to announce that Ken Winters, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse at the University of Minnesota, was named the next chairman of the NCRG’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

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