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Register now! Upcoming Webinar to Explore Changes in the DSM-5

by: NCRG Staff | Apr 17, 2013

Dr. Jon GrantOne of the most anticipated events in the mental health field is the publication of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in May 2013. Many of the changes have caused great debate and “pathological gambling” is no exception, with substantial changes in classification, the name of the disorder and the number of symptoms required for a diagnosis.

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NCRG News: Annual Report Highlights NCRG Accomplishments in 2012

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 27, 2013

2012 NCRG Annual ReportIf you’ve been following Gambling Disorders 360° and the NCRG’s Twitter and Facebook feeds, you know that 2012 was a busy and successful year for our organization. To highlight our initiatives and major accomplishments, the NCRG recently released the 2012 Annual Report.

From successful events and new resources, to productive collaborations and innovative research projects, here are some of the highlights from 2012:

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New Collaborations in the Field Resulting from the NCRG’s 2013 Annual Education Summit

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 18, 2013

Bethany Bray, Ph.D.The following is a guest post from Bethany Bray, Ph.D., a visiting faculty associate at The Methodology Center of Penn State University. Dr. Bray is a member of the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction’s Advisory Board, and recently attended the NCRG’s workshop for early stage investigators as a part of the 2013 Annual Education Summit.

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Last week, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) hosted a workshop for early-career scientists on grant and manuscript writing as part of the 2013 Annual Education Summit. The workshop provided an invaluable opportunity for young investigators to network with established researchers who focus on gambling disorders and other addictions. The speakers provided advice on submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NCRG, as well as tips on how to strategize which journals to send manuscript submissions. This event was a critical investment in the future of gambling disorder research; it established a supportive community and mentoring network for young investigators interested in researching an incredibly understudied area.

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NCRG NAMES CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE IN GAMBLING RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO AND YALE UNIVERSITY

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 14, 2013

NCRG Center of Excellence in Gambling Research at the University of ChicagoThe NCRG is excited to officially announce the next NCRG Centers of Excellence in Gambling Research! The University of Chicago and Yale University were each awarded a three-year NCRG Centers of Excellence grant in the amount of $402,500 to employ a long-term, institutional approach to conducting innovative and multidisciplinary research and education programs about gambling disorders.

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NCRG VISITS CHICAGO FOR 2013 ANNUAL EDUCATION SUMMIT

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 13, 2013

Credit: www.cityofchicago.orgThis week, the NCRG will be visiting Chicago for the 2013 Annual Education Summit! Each year, the NCRG conducts an Annual Education Summit in a different city to share information about the latest research on gambling disorders and make key stakeholders aware of the science-based programs and resources the NCRG has to offer. During the Annual Education Summit, the NCRG reaches out to a variety of stakeholders in gaming jurisdictions, including the casino industry, public policymakers, treatment providers, mental health professionals, regulators, scientists, university administrators and the general public.

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NCRG’s Amy Kugler Discusses the Importance of Responsible Gaming Partnerships

by: NCRG Staff | Feb 14, 2013

Amy Kugler, NCRG Communications and Outreach ManagerOver the past 17 years, the NCRG has seen the value of building long-lasting partnerships in order to best address gambling disorders and responsible gaming as a public health issue.  From industry leaders to national public health organizations and government officials, collaboration among diverse groups is key to effectively increasing aware

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Have Grants, Will Travel – Apply for the NCRG’s Travel Grants for Investigators to Present Their Work at Scientific Conferences

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 17, 2013

Jody Bechtold presents her research during the NCRG's poster session and reception.One goal of the NCRG’s research program is to help investigators share their research findings with the larger addiction and mental health research communities. Because new research on gambling disorders is not usually represented at the premiere scientific meetings, the NCRG’s grants program established a Travel Grants category to support the participation of young gambling investigators in conferences such as the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Neuroscience and other meetings.

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NCRG Offers Nearly $1 Million in 2013 to Study Gambling Disorders and Adds New Fellowship Opportunity

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 16, 2013

For 2013, the NCRG is excited to allocate $950,000 for funding new research for its competitive project grants program. This year, the research grants will be awarded in four previously-awarded categories.

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NCRG Awards $870,000 for Gambling Disorder Research in 2012

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 11, 2013

Earlier this week, the NCRG announced it awarded more than $870,000 in 2012 to support 10 new research projects that will help to improve methods of diagnosis, intervention, treatment and prevention of gambling disorders.

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Reflecting on the Past and Looking to the Future

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 9, 2013

The NCRG staff, Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board wishes you a belated Happy New Year! Last year was an exciting and productive time for the NCRG. Over the next few weeks, we’ll continue to post about the NCRG’s accomplishments and highlights from 2012.

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