RIA spring seminars explore neuroscience, genetics, obesity, college substance abuse

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Spring Seminar Series at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions will explore topics including obesity, the effects of substance use on college sexual assault and academic performance, and the neuroscience of marijuana and methamphetamines.   RIA seminars take place at 10 a.m. in room 132 at the Research Institute on Addictions, 1021 Main St. in Buffalo on UB’s Downtown Campus. They are free and open to the public. The Spring Seminar Series kicks off Feb. 5 with a talk by Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, titled “Lead Foot and Worn Brakes: A Reinforcement Pathology Approach to Obesity.” Epstein is a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Community Health and Health Behavior and Social and Preventive Medicine, and chief of the Division of Behavioral…


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