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33AnAppaDayKeepsSmokingatBayTheCollegeofScienceandMathematicsmadeanadditiontoitsalreadycom-mendablestaffbywelcomingDr.BethanyRaifftothePsy-chologyDepart-mentin2012.JustoneyearlaterDr.Raiffsimpactinherdepart-mentisbeingfeltthroughouttheentireUniversity.ToreceivegrantsandawardsfromtheNa-tionalInstitutesofHealthNIHisahugeaccomplishmentsaysEddieGuerraAssistantDeanofResearchandGrants.ShesbeenanamazingadditiontotheCol-legeandisproducingfantasticresultsforjustoneyear.Raiffiscurrentlyworkingonthreeproj-ectsfundedbyNIHalldealingwithsmok-ingcessationwithoneexaminingsubstanceabusemoregenerally.SmokingisthenumberonecauseofpreventablemorbidityandmortalityintheUnitedStatesandmostpeoplewhoquitenduprelapsingexplainsRaiffabouthercom-mitmenttosmokingcessation.Wewanttousedifferentformsofinterventionsandsetupcontingencyplansthatpeoplewhoarehavingtroublequittingwillbemorelikelyandwillingtousethanexistingtreat-ments.TwooftheprojectsGame-BasedSmokingCes-sationandTechnologicalInnovationsintheBehavioralTreatmentofSmokingexamineaformofinterventionthatiseasilyacces-siblebyanyoneinthecountry.TheGame-BasedSmokingCessationprojectusestheInternettoimplementanevidence-basedcontingencymanagementinterventionwhichoffersonlineincentivesviavideogamesfornotsmoking.Usingaweb-cameraandcarbonmonoxidemonitorsresearcherswillbeabletodeterminewhetherornottheparticipanthasbeensmokingoverthepreviouseighthoursanddeliverincen-tiveswhenabstinencehasbeenconfirmed.Therewardswillinvolveunlockingnewlevelsgettingaccesstoresourcesandreceivingsocialsupportfromothersmok-erswhoarealsoplayingthevideogameandtryingtoquitsmoking.ThegameisbeingdevelopedbyRedHillStudiosandEntertainmentScienceandwillbesimilartoFacebookgamesFarmvilleandCityville.Theonlydifferencebetweenthetwosmok-ingcessationprojectsisthattheTechno-logicalInnovationintheBehavioralTreat-mentofSmokingexaminestheeffectsofrewardingparticipantswithsmallamountsofmoneythattheypreviouslydepositedfortheprogramaswellasadditionalmonetaryincentives.OutsidetheUniversityDr.Raiffcontin-uestoexcelaboveallstandardsassheiscollaboratingwithanumberofinstitutionsincludingtheUniversityofFloridaonanumberofprojectsrelatedtosmokingces-sationanddiabetesmanagement.Dr.HanChangPrincipalScientistintheBioinformaticsgroupatBristol-MyersSquibbwastheinauguralspeakerforthenewinterdisciplinaryspeakerseriesthatencompassesthreedisciplinesBiochemistryBioin-formaticsandBiophysicstheB3SpeakerSeries.Changdiscussedtheimportanceofbioinformaticsasamethodtointerpretdatacomputedbyprogressingbiologicaltechnologyandhowunderstandingthehumangenomewillassistinfuturediseaseprevention.Raifdemonstrateshercarbonmonoxidemonitororthosetakingpartingame-basedsmokingcessationprojectScienceatPrincetonUniversity.Inastorythatinvolvedgrandad-ventureex-KGBmembersandbearsSteinhardtcaptivatedhisaudienceinBoydRecitalHallwithhisfairy-talelikejourneythroughthemountainrangesofChukotkalocatedinFarEastRussiainsearchoftheoncemythicalquasi-crystals.StudentsandfacultywerecaptivatedbySteinhardtsdemonstrationsinvolvingthestructuresofcrystalsandtheirappli-cationtodailylifeandwereleftchuck-lingattheserendipityofSteinhardtsgoodfortunealonghisadventure.Inanefforttoexposestudentstotheprominencethatcanbefoundinmulti-disciplinaryfieldsofexpertisetheDeansDistinguishedSpeakerSeriesenlightensallaudiencesabouttheworldtheylivein.B3SeriesDebut