ABMRF

Grants Awarded in 2010

 

Behavioral and Social Advisory Council

 

Beth M. Anderson, Ph.D., Hartford Hospital, “Alcohol cue reactivity as a predictor of future alcohol use disorders.” Approved for $50,000 for the first 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 second 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 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 $29,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay S. Ham, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, “Alcohol’s effects on emotional facial cue processing as a mechanism for social stress response dampening.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

James Henson, Ph.D., Old Dominion University, “A daily process examination of unintended drinking among 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew S. Kayser, M.D., Ph.D., Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, “Frontal cortical networks and cognitive control in subjects with alcohol use disorders.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Shannon R. Kenney, Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University, “Increasing protective strategies with students of poorer mental health to reduce alcohol risk.” Approved for $50,00 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 $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sherry Lipsky, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Washington, “Trajectories of alcohol misuse and traumatic intimate partner violence: Implications for alcohol prevention and intervention.” Approved for $50,000 for one year.

 

 

 

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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lara A. Ray, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, “Integrating human laboratory paradigms to refine alcoholism phenotypes.” 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tara White, Ph.D., Brown University, “Imaging biphasic alcohol effects in heavy drinkers.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Advisory Council

Eleni Anni, Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University, “Alcohol regulates self-renewal and differentiation capacity of embryonic stem cells.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Jerome W. Breslin, Ph.D., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, “Impact of alcohol intoxication on hemorrhagic shock-induced microvascular dysfunction.” Approved for $50,000 for the first 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

Cedrick Dotson, Ph.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, “Hormonal modulation of alcohol taste.”  Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

Shizhong Han, Ph.D., Yale University, “Investigating the genetic components of alcohol dependence by second-wave analysis of the GWAS datasets.” Approved for $50,000 for one year.

 

 

 

 

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 second 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 second 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isabel Quadros, Ph.D., Federal University of Sao Paulo, “Alcohol-heightened aggression in mice: Modulation by CRF-serotonin interactions in the dorsal raphe nucleus.” 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Richard M. van Rijn, Ph.D., Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, “Identification of delta opioid receptor subtypes as novel targets to treat alcoholism.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 


Jun Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, “Ethanol-mediated facilitation of dorsostriatal NMDAR activity and alcohol drinking behavior.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Grants Awarded in 2009

Grants Awarded in 2008

ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research honors its grant recipients.

 

Since 1982, the Foundation has provided awards for over 570 honored grantees from Canadian, South African and U.S. distinguished institutions.

 

Foundation grantees are encouraged to publish the results of their investigations, without prior review or approval by the Foundation, further assuring quality and independence in science. Our recently updated Research Reference Guide documents Foundation success in fulfilling its mission since its founding in 1982.


 

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