UW News

November 25, 2009

Media advisory: UW expert to discuss alcohol, anger, aggressive driving

Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering

WHO: Dennis Donovan, PH.D., UW professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and director of the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

WHAT: Donovan will discuss behavioral characteristics and correlations between drinking and aggressive driving with ideas for driver improvement. There has been an increased focus on aggressive driving and “road rage” in many areas of the country, including Seattle, with its worsening traffic congestion problems.

Suburban New York mom Diane Schuler, who was driving a car involved in a collision that killed eight people (including herself) in July, would be considered an “aggressive driver,” said Donovan. He’ll share additional insights during his lecture and will be available for questions and interviews.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 — 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Microsoft Auditorium, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue

Professor Donovan’s talk is part of the UW Medicine & The Seattle Public Library’s Medical Lecture Series. To learn more about Donovan, visit the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute’s web site.