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Grants Awarded in 2015


Behavioral and Social Advisory Council

Catherine Anne Cluver, MBChB, FCOG, Stellenbosch University, “Does in utero alcohol exposure have an effect on the early neurocognitive and behaviour profiles of children at 4 years of age?” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.





Martin Plawecki, M.D., Indiana University, “Alcohol exposure rate control.” Approved for $75,000 for the second of two years.







Tomoko Udo, Ph.D., Yale University, “Is ghrelin associated with alcohol craving and self-administration in alcohol-use disorders.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.






Medical Advisory Council


Kazue Hashimoto-Torii, Ph.D., Children’s Research Institute, “Heterogeneous activation of stress response signaling in the brain by fetal alcohol exposure.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.







Brian N. Mathur, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, “Ethanol modulation of nucleus accumbens inhibitory microcircuits.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.








Zoe McElligott, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Role of amygdalar neurotensin neurons in alcohol drinking.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.






James J. Prisciandaro, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina, “An investigation of disturbances in glutamatergic neurotransmission in frequent heavy episodic drinkers.” 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 2014

Grants Awarded in 2013

Grants Awarded in 2012

Grants Awarded in 2011

Grants Awarded in 2010

Grants Awarded in 2009

Grants Awarded in 2008

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