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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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NCRG on the Road: ASAM and APA Meetings

by: NCRG Staff | Dec 20, 2012

The NCRG on the Road blog series includes posts from NCRG staff members as they travel to fulfill the organization’s mission of funding the highest-quality research on gambling disorders and increasing public education opportunities. This post is from Nathan Smith, the NCRG’s Program Officer, about his travels on behalf of the NCRG to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) conference in Atlanta, Ga., and the American Psychological Association conference in Orlando, Fla.

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NCRG Monograph Now Available: What Clinicians Need to Know About Gambling Disorders

by: NCRG Staff | Nov 20, 2012

NCRG MonographWhat is a gambling disorder and how can it be treated? To answer those questions, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) released the seventh volume of Increasing the Odds: A Series Dedicated to Understanding Gambling Disorder.  Because some clinicians may not screen for gambling disorders in their patient assessments, this edition of Increasing the Odds can serve as an essential training guide necessary for any clinician to recognize, understand and treat gambling disorders.

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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). 

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Kudos to the Division on Addiction on its 20th Anniversary!

by: NCRG Staff | Nov 2, 2012

Dr. Howard Shaffer, director of the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate, spoke on the subject of research revolutions in gambling disorders at last year’s National Council on Problem Gambling annual conference. Although he was discussing new trends in gambling research, “revolution” is also an apt term to describe the work of Dr. Shaffer and his colleagues at the Division on Addiction, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

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