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The Newsletter of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation JULY 2017
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Dedicated to "Di"

This edition of PIRE News is dedicated to the creator of our corporate newsletter, Diane Williams, and the many significant contributions she has made to PIRE over the last 22 years. Diane is retiring after the July Board meeting on August 11th.  MORE

PIRE at RSA 2017
List of PIRE Presentations and Posters at RSA

Presentations: Raul Caetano, Prevention Research Center; Carol Cunradi, Prevention Research Center; Robert Stout, Decision Sciences Institute; Eduardo Romano, PIRE Calverton Center; Anthony Ramirez, PIRE Calverton Center. MORE

Bernie Murphy Health Disparities Workshop

PIRE, in partnership with the University of Washington, sponsored a workshop on health disparities in alcohol and other drug problems. MORE

Photos from Conference and PIRE Reception


Special Issue of the Journal of Primary Prevention: Marijuana Use and Possession Policy

Under the leadership of PIRE’s Chris Ringwalt as editor and Karen Friend, Bridget Freisthler, and Bettina Friese as guest editors, a special issue of the Journal of Primary Prevention that examines the research related to nonmedical marijuana policy impact has recently been released. We believe the manuscripts by PIRE and other internationally known researchers will help bridge the gap between research and practice and ultimately lead to empirically based policy decisions. MORE

Staff Development Award Summary: Society for Prevention Research 2017 Annual Conference

The 25th annual conference of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR), Prevention and Public Systems of Care: Research, Policy and Practice, was held in Washington, DC, on May 30-June 2, 2017. As a professional society, SPR reaches broadly across disciplines, including substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, criminal justice, health disparities, minority populations (racial/ethnic, sexual orientation), and more. MORE

Fire Near PRC Offices

Early morning (4:30 AM PST) on July 7th, there was a four-alarm fire at a construction site near the PRC office in Oakland. MORE


The following list includes awards for which funding was confirmed in the months of April 2017 through June 2017. MORE

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Editorial Staff   Contributors to this Issue
  • Joey Dacanay
  • Jill Dougherty
  • Alexis Lumpkins
  • Katie Carr
  • Debbie Fisher
  • Karen Friend
  • Roland Moore
  • Bernie Murphy
  • Julie Murphy
  • Bill Ponicki
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