NCRG Honors David Hodgins With The 2010 Scientific Achievement Award

The NCRG has named David C. Hodgins, Ph.D., professor of psychology and adjunct professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Calgary, the recipient of the 2010 Scientific Achievement Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of disordered gambling research. The award was presented at a luncheon on Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino during the11thannual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction.

Hodgins’ work focuses on three interrelated lines of cutting-edge research in the area of gambling disorders – natural history research, the design and evaluation of brief interventions, and the study of the precipitants of relapse to problem gambling. His work on natural recovery is widely cited and provides insight into the process of untreated remissions from gambling problems. His research on brief treatment interventions is recognized around the world and is listed as an evidence-based treatment by the U.S. Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. Hodgins’ third area of gambling research focuses on relapse to gambling problems, in which he developed and evaluated relapse prevention materials for clinical use. A 1999 grant from the National Center for Responsible Gaming supported his research on relapse.

Recipients of the Scientific Achievement Award are selected by an independent committee of distinguished leaders in the field of addictions and gambling research. Members of the 2010 committee include Jon E. Grant, J.D., M.D., M.P.H., professor of psychiatry, University of Minnesota; Rina Gupta, Ph.D., assistant professor in school/applied child psychology, McGill University; Robert Ladouceur, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology, Laval University; Craig Nagoshi, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, Arizona State University; and Harold Wynne, Ph.D., president, Wynne Resources.

To view past recipients of the NCRG’s Scientific Achievement Award, visit theNCRG website.

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