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Thomas Babor was an editor of the
supplement issue of the scientific journal Addiction,
which includes reports analyzing a national demonstration program
based on the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to
Treatment) method. Reports describe that early intervention
likely reduced substance use. Article
Thomas Babor was also an editor of the January
supplement issue of Addiction,
which contains reports examining the impact of alcohol marketing on
children. The findings show that youth are not sufficiently
protected by alcohol industry self-regulation codes.
Article Dr. Babor also spoke on WNPR News.
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Jane Ungemack was interviewed on her analysis of the
effectiveness of The Family-Based Recovery method of intervention
for parents who need substance abuse treatment in keeping their
children in their home.
- Barry Levy, M.D., M.P.H., presented “Climate Change and Human Rights,” at the M.P.H. New Student Convocation, in Keller Auditorium, on Aug 25, 2016.
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- Thomas Babor is now the president of
ICARA, the International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug (ATOD) Research Associations.
- The UConn Master's of Public Health (M.P.H.) program offers a
(4+1 B.A./B.S.-M.P.H.) option for qualified students. The program allows students to complete their bachelor’s degrees in any UConn-approved discipline and the M.P.H. degree within
5 years of their initial matriculation as undergraduates.
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