ABMRF

Grants Awarded in 2009

 

Behavioral and Social Advisory Council

Kristen G. Anderson, Ph.D., Reed College, “Social information processing in college drinking situations.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ludmila Bakhireva, M.D., Ph.D., University of New Mexico, “Traditional and novel biomarkers in identification of moderate prenatal alcohol exposure.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Barrett, Ph.D., Dalhousie University, “The effects of alcohol on the reinforcing and subjective effects of nicotine-containing and denicotinized tobacco in drinkers that smoke.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

Bethany C. Bray, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily R. Grekin, Ph. D., Wayne State University, “Prospective prediction of alcohol use among African-American and Caucasian college students.”  Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Debra Kaysen, Ph.D., University of Washington, “Emotional engagement and relapse to alcohol use in women with a history of trauma.”  Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kevin M. King, Ph.D., University of Washington, “Dimensions of impulsivity and the development of alcohol problems.” Approved for $49,015 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lorenzo Leggio, M.D., Brown University, “Examining a unique pharmacotherapy intervention for heavy drinking alcohol dependent individuals who smoke.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krisztina L. Malisza, Ph.D., National Research Council Canada Institute for Biodiagnostics, “Stop, look and remember–Neuroimaging cognitive function in children with ARND and ADHD.” 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffery G. Noel, Ph.D., The Curators of the University of Missouri, “The impact of social goal priming on adolescents' implicit alcohol cognitions.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Prause, Ph.D., Idaho State University, "Effects of alcohol on behavioral activation tendencies during states of reproductive relevance." Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunny H. Shin, Ph.D., Boston University School of Social Work, “Childhood maltreatment, self-regulation, and alcohol use in emerging adulthood.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.
 

Medical Advisory Council

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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 


M. Scott Bowers, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, “Role of rat nucleus accumbens astrocytes in alcoholism.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

Anna N. Bukiya, Ph.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, “Alcohol-induced smooth muscle BK current inhibition and followed vasoconstriction is controlled by membrane cholesterol.” 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nadia Chaudhri, Ph.D., Concordia University, “Preventing relapse to alcoholism by manipulating extinction learning: preclinical studies using animal models of relapse to ethanol-seeking.” 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

Shelly D. Dickinson, Ph.D., St. Olaf College, “Ethanol-induced conditioned place aversion in adolescent and adult mice:  The effects of ethanol pre-exposure and dopamine receptor blockade.” Approved for $50,000 for one year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johann K. Eberhart, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, “Alcohol-gene synergy modulates craniofacial defects in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 


Kyung-An Han, Ph.D., University of Texas at El Paso, “Genetic dissection of ethanol-induced behavioral disinhibition and sensitization.” 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 second 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thomas Kash, Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, “Alcohol induced dysregulation of 5HT signaling in the BNST.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher D. Kroenke, Ph.D., Oregon Health and Science University, “FASD:  Linking abnormal brain anatomy to behavior.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan T. Pierce-Shimomura, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, “Molecular basis for ethanol activation of BK potassium channel in C. elegans.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ekihiro Seki, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, “Innate immunity regulates the activation of hepatic stellate cells and Kupffer cells in alcoholic-induced liver fibrosis.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

Huiping Zhang, Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine, “Association study of a subfamily (Rz) of regulator of G-protein and alcohol dependence.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please refer to the links below for grants awarded in previous years:

Grants Awarded in 2008

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