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1. Clemson University

  • PI -- Hugh D. Spitler, Ph.D.
  • Title of Project: Reducing High-Risk Drinking Among First-Year College Students
  • Summary: This project will incorporate data on the specific high-risk drinking contexts and peer influences unique to Clemson University into tailored, targeted brief motivational enhancement and alcohol skills training programs to improve resistance to identified high-risk drinking contexts and reduce alcohol abuse and alcohol-related problems among first year students.

2. North Dakota State University

  • PI -- Laura Oster-Aaland
  • Title of Project: Responding to Consequences of High-Risk Drinking at North Dakota State University
  • Summary: The particular concern of this research is with high-risk groups such as students celebrating their 21st birthdays and first year students.

3. University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

  • PI -- Carol Haertlein, PhD,
  • Title of Project: Comparing Two Interventions for Freshmen Violators
  • Summary: The broad, long-term objective of this project is to reduce alcohol use and associated harm for college freshmen by assisting them to make better choices about alcohol use.

4. Northeastern University

  • PI -- Philomena Mantella, Ph.D.
  • Title of Project: Northeastern University Assistance Program
  • Summary: Northeastern University’s University Assistance Program (UAP) represents a novel collegiate intervention approach derived from Employee Assistance and Student Assistance Program methodologies designed to affect the following two outcomes:
    1) a reduction in the prevalence of problem drinking and its adverse health effects among the student body; and
    2) a reduction in police activity, property damage and related security costs to Northeastern and its surrounding community related to student problem drinking.

5. Fordham University

  • PI -- Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D.
  • Title of Project: Fordham Resident Alcohol Prevention Program
  • Summary: Fordham University, Office of Student Affairs in partnership with the Center for Ethics Education proposes to fortify its current alcohol prevention efforts through a multi-faceted program aimed at increasing enforcement of university drinking rules, countering resident drinking norms, and decreasing student resident drinking.

6. Minnesota State University

  • PI -- Christine Connolly
  • Title of Project: Culture Changes Regarding Alcohol on a College Campus
  • Summary: Using the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey data Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU), a rural campus of 14,000 students in Southern Minnesota, seeks to measure changes in student behaviors and perceptions of alcohol use.

7. University of Michigan

  • PI -- Sean McCabe, M.S.W, Ph.D
  • Title of Project: Protective Influence of Residential Learning Communities
  • Summary: Alcohol-related problems represent the most significant public health concern on American college campuses (Hingson et al., 2002; 2005).

8. State University of New York at Albany

  • PI -- Dolores Cimini, Ph.D.
  • Title of Project: The Effects of Peer-Facilitated Alcohol Interventions
  • Summary: The long-term objective of this project is to reduce high-risk drinking and negative alcohol-related consequences among "high-risk" college students.

9. University of Rhode Island

  • PI -- Frances Cohen
  • Title of Project: Environmental Methods with Town and Greek Coalitions
  • Summary: This project, popularly called “Common Ground,” supports and strengthens existing alliances to create environmental change to reduce college student substance abuse.

10. Ohio State University

  • PI -- Cynthia Buettner, Ph.D.
  • Title of Project: Reducing College Drinking: Testing a Town/Gown Coalition
  • Summary: College students are especially susceptible to the long-term and short-term health and safety consequences associated with high-risk drinking.

11. Western Washington University

  • PI -- Patricia Fabiano, Ph.D.
  • Title of Project: Campus Community to Change the Drinking Culture
  • Summary: Specific aims of the Campus Community Strategy to Change the Drinking Culture Project at Western Washington University (WWU) are to evaluate the efficacy of limiting problematic student drinking through (a) increased enforcement of the laws and ordinances aimed at decreasing harm caused by problem drinking and (b) increased engagement of students and long-term residents in community neighborhoods through the “NEST” initiative.

12. Loyola Marymount University

  • PI -- Joseph La Brie, Ph.D.
  • Title of Project: Female Anti-Problem Drinking Group and Campus Initiatives
  • Summary: This project, called Heads UP! Women, intervenes with women at risk for negative consequences resulting from drinking while, at the same time, raising awareness and improving campus life through a nested set of initiatives.

13. University of San Diego

  • PI -- Louise Stanger, Ed.D.
  • Title of Project: University of San Diego Freshman Research Initiative
  • Summary: The purpose of the University of San Diego Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) is to design, implement, and evaluate the use of a parent-based intervention (PBI) aimed at preventing and reducing heavy drinking and alcohol-related problems among matriculating freshmen.

14. University of Virginia

  • PI -- Susan Bruce, M.Ed.
  • Title of Project: Fraternity and Sorority Normative Feedback Interventions
  • Summary: The project’s goal is to reduce the number of alcohol-related negative consequences experienced by U.Va. fraternity and sorority members by correcting misperceptions of drinking behaviors and protective behaviors.

15. University of Central Florida

  • PI -- James F. Schaus, M.D.
  • Title of Project: Alcohol Screening and Intervention in a College Clinic
  • Summary: This NIAAA funded project is a randomly controlled trial to test the efficacy of primary-care provider (physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant) brief intervention in a sample of college students who use alcohol above recommended limits.

Last reviewed: 11/23/2005


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