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New Grants Reflect Breadth of ORI Research

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From the effect of TV food commercials on teens' weight gain to genetic analysis of adult addictive behavior, newly funded grants reflect the breadth of ORI's research programs.

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Welcome Tom Dishion, Ph.D.

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ORI is pleased to welcome longtime collaborator Tom Dishion, Ph.D., as an ORI senior scientist.

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Sonja Yokum Named Research Scientist

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Sonja Yokum, Ph.D., has been promoted to Research Scientist at ORI. She has been as associate scientist here since 2006.

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ORI receives award from Oregon Psychological Association

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The Oregon Psychological Association (OPA) presented their “Outstanding Service Award” to ORI. This award is given to an individual or organization who, through their work, have promoted ...

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Society of Behavioral Medicine Honors Scientist

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ORI scientist Herb Severson, Ph.D., has received a prestigious award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine for outstanding work in translating behavioral medicine from research into practice.

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ORI Diversity Interest Group scholarship winner announced

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UO student Chi-Wing Ng selected to receive the $2000 ORI Diversity Interest Group scholarship for 2015.  

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ORI Scientist Named to State Panel on Cultural Competence

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Scientist Jorge Ramirez Garcia has been appointed to an Oregon Health Authority committee to ensure cultural competency of continuing education for health professionals. ...

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Reducing Nicotine Content in Cigarettes

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Does reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes result in lower levels of addiction? In a unique study Herb Severson, Ph.D., and his team study the effects of smoking reduced nicotine cigarettes.

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Cybernetics & the Big Five Personality Traits

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ORI welcomes Colin DeYoung, Ph.D., who will discuss the use of cybernetics in examining the sources of the Big Five personality dimensions. His talk is September 24 at 2:30 p.m.

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Predicting Success in Quitting Smoking

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ORI is pleased to welcome Janet Brigham, Ph.D., who will present a colloquium on tools to predict success in quitting tobacco smoking. The colloquium is Tuesday, September 23 at 3:00 p.m.

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