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Lia Nower, JD, PhD, Rutgers University Professor and Director of its Center for Gambling Studies, has joined the Board of Directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).

“The National Council on Problem Gambling works closely with our Board of Directors to advance policies and programs that assist people and families affected by problem gambling. We are excited that Lia Nower will be joining our Board. Her expertise will help NCPG be more effective in an environment where gambling is expanding rapidly throughout the country,” Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG, said.

“I am honored to become a member of the NCPG Board of Directors. The increase in gambling opportunities is enormously profitable for operators and provides tax revenues to states. On the other hand, it also brings negative potential consequences from financial troubles to psychiatric disorders. NCPG is there for those in need and I hope to improve the caliber of help they are able to provide,” Nower said.

Nower is currently Chair of the NCPG Research Committee and has served on several other committees. She is also Director of the Addiction Counselor Training Certificate Program in the Rutgers School of Social Work and a research affiliate with the Gambling Treatment Unit at the University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre.

“On behalf of the NCPG Board of Directors, I want to congratulate Dr. Nower on her appointment. Throughout her career, Lia has demonstrated considerable expertise in understanding how people become addicted, and what responsible gambling measures and problem gambling treatments work best. We know she will be an invaluable contributor to the Board,” Robert Jacobson, President of the NCPG Board of Directors and Executive Director of the California Council on Problem Gambling, said.

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