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New NIH grant may lead to more targeted interventions

Elizabeth Skowron, an associate professor of counseling psychology in the College of Education, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study why one particular intervention works better than others.

Around the O: Article outlines UO effort to boost research on obesity

The UO’s strong base in genetics might soon receive a boost that will help expand research into childhood obesity.

UO’s Prevention Science Institute is looking to hire five new assistant and associate professors as part of a Clusters of Excellence proposal to probe the genetic nature of obesity. The effort was highlighted in an article Monday, Sept. 8, in The Register-Guard

Strong working memory put brakes on problematic drug use

Atika Khurana

University of Oregon-led team finds that impulsive adolescents who lack focus are more likely to face substance-abuse issues

EUGENE, Ore. — Oct. 2, 2014 — Adolescents with strong working memory are better equipped to escape early drug experimentation without progressing into substance abuse issues, says a University of Oregon researcher.

UO researcher finds abusive parenting may have a biological basis

Parents who physically abuse their children appear to have a physiological response that subsequently triggers more harsh parenting when they attempt parenting in warm, positive ways, according to new research.

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