Meeting Archive:
SAMHSA Webinar: College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives from the Field

Meeting Description:
Join SAMHSA on Thursday, May 25 from 2-3 p.m. EST for the "College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives from the Field" webinar.
The webinar will highlight an important new resource--the College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series--which showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation.
The first video in the series, "Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University," explores actions taken to reduce underage and harmful drinking in the campus community, and offers educators, parents of college-age youth, and prevention organizations insights into what local prevention efforts worked at Frostburg State University.
The webinar will feature:
  • An excerpt of "Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University;" and
  • A panel of experts in the prevention field will address:
    • Alcohol's impact on the developing brain of young adults;
    • How to encourage dialogue among IHE professionals and community stakeholders around actionable strategies and tactics to prevent underage drinking; and
    • Partnerships and programs that can help reduce underage drinking.
The webinar will close with a Q&A session and provide information about additional resources for underage drinking prevention in college communities.
Date: Thu, May 25, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): SAMHSA
 Presenter Information
Dr. Vivian Faden
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Dr. Vivian Faden is Senior Science Advisor to the Office of the Director at NIAAA and also led NIAAA's Underage Drinking Research Initiative, setting research priorities around underage drinking, including engaging the health care system, furthering knowledge about the effects of adolescent alcohol use on the developing brain, and promoting screening among youth for underage drinking and alcohol-related problems.

Marion C. Pierce
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Marion Cornelius Pierce is a Public Health Analyst with SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, where he leads Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives, including the development of resources and health communications programs to advance underage drinking prevention efforts throughout the nation. Mr. Pierce oversaw the conception and development of the College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series.

John Ruyak
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John Ruyak serves as an Alcohol, Drug & Recovery Specialist at Oregon State University. In this role, he oversees the university's Collegiate Recovery Community and its alcohol reduction/education program for adjudicated students. He also assists in creating and implementing many campus-wide initiatives, policies and programs with the purpose of creating a culture of safety and responsibility on campus. Mr. Ruyak received his Master of Public Health from Oregon State University.