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Meet the NCRG Staff!

by: NCRG Staff | May 20, 2011

The National Center for Responsible Gaming has grown in staff and offerings over the past few months. We are certain you have noticed our new resource CollegeGambling.org. You also know about our new presence on Twitter (@theNCRG) and the expanded NCRG Webinar Series (make sure you sign up for the June 1 webinar!). We are also working to reach out to mental health treatment providers with valuable training opportunities, and we will keep you posted on those developments.

With these exciting events and more that are happening, we asked ourselves: Do our blog readers know the people behind all of the work at the NCRG? Let us introduce ourselves!

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NCRG Funding Update: Large Grants and Early Stage Investigator Grants Deadline Approaching

by: NCRG Staff | May 19, 2011

Did you know that the National Center for Responsible Gaming has allocated more than $700,000 to fund research that advances our understanding about gambling disorders in 2011? The last opportunities to apply for this year’s funding are quickly approaching. Start planning to submit your letter of intent for Large Grants and Early Stage Investigator Grants before the July 1, 2011 deadline.

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NCRG Updates: The 2010 Annual Report is Now Online and the NCRG Launches Twitter Account

by: NCRG Staff | Apr 28, 2011

If you have been following the Gambling Disorders 360˚ blog, you have heard about the NCRG’s many accomplishments in 2010. To highlight our successful year and look forward to the NCRG’s 2011 initiatives, we released the NCRG’s 2010 Annual Report online this week. We also began some of the 2011 social media initiatives as the NCRG officially launched its Twitter account, @theNCRG!

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NCRG Updates: Seed Grant Application Deadline is May 2, 2011

by: Institute Staff | Apr 21, 2011

The application deadline for the NCRG’s Seed Grants is quickly approaching – May 2, 2011. Make sure you download the announcement and application form to apply today!

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Take the Interactive Quiz on CollegeGambling.org

by: Institute Staff | Apr 1, 2011

What do college basketball and college gambling have in common? Now is a good time to learn about both.  Click here to take the National Center for Responsible Gaming’s (NCRG) new interactive quiz to learn some fun facts about the NCAA tournament at the same time you increase your knowledge about responsible gaming and the risks of gambling disorders.  The animated interactive quiz was created to help promote and celebrate the launch of the NCRG’s new resource, www.collegegambling.org.  Please let us know what you think about the site, its information and the interactive quiz in the Comments below.

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NCRG Insider: Interview with Patricia Ketcham, Ph.D., CHES, about CollegeGambling.org

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 30, 2011

The National Center for Responsible Gaming launched www.CollegeGambling.org this week as part of its ongoing efforts to develop tools to help higher education institutions address gambling disorders and responsible gaming on campus.  The first site of its kind, CollegeGambling.org is a comprehensive resource to help current and prospective students, campus administrators, campus health professionals and parents address gambling and gambling-related harms on campus. The site is a valuable resource for those interested in learning more about college gambling, including information about responsible gaming for students of legal age to gamble and resources for those who may encounter problems. As a part of this launch, the NCRG sat down with Patricia Ketcham, Ph.D., CHES, chair of the CollegeGambling.org Advisory Committee, to learn her perspective on the new site.

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NCRG Launches CollegeGambling.org

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 29, 2011

Today, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) launched www.CollegeGambling.org, a new resource to help colleges and universities address gambling and gambling-related harms on campus. View the press release announcing the launch.

The first site of its kind,CollegeGambling.org brings together the latest research and best practices in responsible gaming and the field of addiction awareness and prevention in order to provide a substantive and versatile resource that will help schools and their students address this important issue in the way that best fits each school’s needs. School administrators are encouraged to use the College Policy Toolkit including on the site, and campus health professionals can easily locate and distribute the CollegeGambling.org materials in their health centers.  

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Exploration Grant and Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications Due April 1, 2011

by: Institute Staff | Mar 10, 2011

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) offers grants in five categories to support research on gambling disorders. The next application deadline is April 1, 2011, for Exploration Grant and Postdoctoral Fellowship proposals.

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NCRG Announces 2011 Funding Opportunities

by: Institute Staff | Jan 27, 2011

The National Center for Responsible Gaming is pleased to announce it has allocated more than $700,000 for grants in support of research on prevention and treatment of gambling disorders in 2011. The grants, ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 per year, will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants may seek one-year Exploration and Seed Grants to fund pilot data, a new direction on an existing project, secondary analysis of existing data, or small, self-contained research projects. Large Grants of up to $75,000 per year for two years are available for more extensive research projects.

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NCRG Awards $380,466 in New Research Grants

by: Institute Staff | Dec 20, 2010

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) recently announced it awarded $380,466 in project grants in 2010 for five new research projects on topics ranging from a laboratory simulation of Internet gambling to an intervention for college students at risk for developing gambling problems. The recipients of these grants are investigators based at the University of Florida, Duke University, Southern Illinois State University, University of Missouri and University of Minnesota.

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