ABMRF

Grants Awarded in 2008

 

Behavioral and Social Advisory Council

Kristen G. Anderson, Ph.D., Reed College, “Social information processing in college drinking situations.” Approved for $32,500 for the first of two years.


Bethany C. Bray, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, “Alcohol use and gambling in college: examining unique aspects, shared aspects, and event-level co-occurrence of behaviors.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.


Gregory G. Homish, Ph.D., University of Buffalo, “Alcohol, health, and relationships.” Approved for $47,000 for one year.


Rael T. Lange, Ph.D., British Columbia Mental Health and Addiction Services, “Neuropsychological and neuropathological effects of acute versus chronic alcohol consumption: Outcome from traumatic brain injury.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 


Melissa A. Lewis, Ph.D., University of Washington, “Personalized Alcohol and Related Risky Sexual Behavior Feedback Intervention Project.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chiang-shan Ray Li, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine, “Inhibitory control and alcohol dependence,” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

James MacKillop, Ph.D., Brown University, “Understanding craving for alcohol via behavioral economics” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Terri L. Messman-Moore, Ph.D., Miami University, “The impact of emotion dysregulaton and negative mood on college women’s alcohol use and drinking motives.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.


James G. Murphy, Ph.D., The University of Memphis, “Behavioral Economic Moderators of Brief Alcohol Interventions in a Diverse Sample of College Students.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 


Yoko Nomura, Ph.D., M.P.H., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, “Consequences of in-utero cigarette exposure pertaining to later alcohol use.” Approved for $50,000 for one year.


Nicole Prause, Ph.D., Idaho State University, “Effects of alcohol on behavioral activation tendencies during states of reproductive relevance.” Approved for $49,000 for the first of two years.


Ralph Radach, Ph.D., Florida State University, “Visuomotor impairments due to acute alcohol intoxication,” Approved for $52,500 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 


Lara A. Ray, Ph.D., UCLA, “ Integrating human laboratory paradigms to refine alcoholism phenotypes.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.


Karmen K. Yoder, Ph.D., Indiana University, “Imaging the Dopamine Response to Alcohol in Nontreatment-Seeking Alcoholics.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

Medical Advisory Council

Arpana Agrawal, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine, “Gene x Environment Influences on Quantitative Indices of Alcohol Consumption.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.


Joyce Besheer, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Regulation of the subjective properties of ethanol by stress-related pathways.”  Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.


Suzhen Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, “Molecular mechanisms of alcohol-induced brain damage.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.


Laura H. Corbit, Ph.D., Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California San Francisco, “Alcohol self-administration in the rat: transition from goal-directed to habitual behavior.” Approved by the Medical Advisory Council for $50,000 for the first of two years.


Kyung-An Han, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, “Genetic dissection of ethanol-induced behavioral disinhibition and sensitization.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.


Dee Harrison-Findik, Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center, “Molecular mechanisms of short-term, moderate alcohol exposure-mediated regulation of hepcidin and iron metabolism in vivo.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 


Li He, M.D., Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California San Francisco, “Ethanol and the trafficking of G protein-coupled receptors.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.


Gregory O. Hjelmstad, Ph.D., Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, “Substance P and ethanol reward.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.


Ian N. Hines, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  “Modulation of Hepatic Natural Killer T Cell Function by Ethanol.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.


Hongbo R. Luo, Ph.D., Children’s Hospital Boston, “Molecular Basis of Alcohol-Induced Neutrophil Chemotaxis Defect.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 


Donita L. Robinson, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Neurophysiological adaptations in the nucleus accumbens to chronic and repeated ethanol exposure.”  Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 


Gregg Roman, Ph.D., University of Houston, “The Neuromodulation of Ethanol Sedation by Heterotrimeric G proteins in Drosophila.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.


Garret Stuber, Ph.D., Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, “Afferent specific excitatory plasticity in the nucleus accumbens following voluntary ethanol intake.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.


Tuan D. Tran, Ph.D., East Carolina University, “Critical periods of fetal alcohol exposure and effects on cerebellar-dependent learning and neuroanatomy.” Approved for $48,000 for the second of two years.


John T. Weber, Ph.D., Memorial University of Newfoundland, “Effects of adolescent ethanol exposure on physiology and synaptic plasticity in the cerebellum.” Approved for $50,000 (Cdn) for the first of two years.


Janice Zabolotny, Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, “Role of PTP1B overexpression in pathogenesis of alcoholic fatty liver disease.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

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