Yale named NCRG Center of Excellence in Gambling Research

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) has named Yale University a Center of Excellence in Gambling Research. The University of Chicago also received the designation, which is accompanied by a three-year $402,500 research grant. 

Since 2009, the NCRG research grant has encouraged innovative, multidisciplinary investigation of gambling disorders. 

Dr. Marc Potenza, professor of psychiatry, child study and neurobiology at the Yale School of Medicine, will continue to lead the research team at the center, which is receiving its second round of support from the NCRG. Potenza will study the motivational and emotional factors that influence the development of gambling disorders in men and women, as well as the role stress plays in gambling urges and cravings. With neuroimaging technology, the research team also will test medications to understand their role in the brain and their potential effectiveness in the treatment of gambling disorders.

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