PIRE Senior Research Scientists Investigate and Present to Legislative Committees Evidence for Lowering the Illegal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)  PIRE Senior Research Scientists Investigate and Present to Legislative Committees Evidence for Lowering the Illegal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

James C. Fell and Robert B. Voas, both Senior Research Scientists in the Calverton Center, were asked to investigate the evidence behind lowering the illegal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for driving from .08 g/dL to .05 g/dL, as far back as 2002, as many European countries and Australia had done.

 

 

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PIRE Senior Scientist, Karen Friend, and her husband Jacob were featured on Rhode Island news to highlight the issue of early-onset Alzheimer's  PIRE Senior Scientist, Karen Friend, and her husband Jacob were featured on Rhode Island news to highlight the issue of early-onset Alzheimer's

Karen Friend and her husband Jacob were recently interviewed by a Rhode Island reporter, Mike Montecalvo from WPRI, on the challenges of dealing with early-onset Alzheimer’s. The illness is progressive and has few FDA-approved treatments and no cure.

 

 

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Two PIRE Researchers Win Prestigious Awards  Two PIRE Researchers Win Prestigious Awards

Two Senior Research Scientists from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Calverton, Maryland, received prestigious awards at the recent 20th International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on August 27, 2013.

 

 

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Mixed-Use Zoning to Increase Neighborhood Walkability  Mixed-Use Zoning to Increase Neighborhood Walkability

Mixed-use zoning is one public health strategy to create more walkable neighborhoods by shortening the distance between daily destinations like school, work, home and businesses like banks or grocery stores.

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to Bob Saltz  CONGRATULATIONS to Bob Saltz

Bob Saltz has just accepted the position of chairperson of the Community Influences on Health Behavior Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review at NIH for a term beginning July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2015.

 

 

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Commentary on NTSB Recommendation to lower the blood alcohol limit for driving from .08 to .05 in the United States  Commentary on NTSB Recommendation to lower the blood alcohol limit for driving from .08 to .05 in the United States

Researchers at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) say that the recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today to lower the illegal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for driving from .08 to .05 in states has a strong evidence-based foundation.

 

 

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