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Craving an Ice Cream Fix

Ice CreamThe notion that food can be addictive has been debated for some time and largely rejected by both nutrition and addiction researchers. But this spring, the secretary of health, Kathleen Sebelius, said that for some, obesity is “an addiction like smoking.” One month earlier, Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, gave a lecture at Rockefeller University, making the case that food and drug addictions have much in common, particularly in the way that both disrupt the parts of the brain involved in pleasure and self-control. LEARN MORE

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ORI Senior Scientist Ed Feil, Ph.D. shares information on First Step Next

ORI Senior Scientist Ed Feil, Ph.D. shares information on First Step Next, a school and home intervention program that redirects focus from negative behavior to more positive behavior.

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Promoting Social & Emotional Learning in Children

ORI joins multi-site research study to promote social, emotional learning in children. Strong social and emotional skills are essential to student success in both academics and life.

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Racism and Health: Evidence and Needed Research

Structural racism and racial disparities, injustice, & discrimination negatively affect mental/physical health outcomes for racial/ethnic minorities. Effective public health programs needed.

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ORI's History is Explored in this OPB Story

This OPB story looks at the history of behavioral research in Eugene and the role ORI played. 

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