ABMRF

Grants Awarded in 2011

 

Behavioral and Social Advisory Council

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

 

 

 

 

Dingcai Cao, Ph.D.Dingcai Cao, Ph.D., The University of Chicago, “Alcohol effects on visual processing in at-risk social drinkers.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

Tara Chaplin, Ph.D.Tara Chaplin, Ph.D., Yale University, “Responses during parent-child interactions and alcohol-use behaviors in adolescents.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Emma Childs, Ph.D.Emma Childs, Ph.D., The University of Chicago, “Location, location, location: Associations between alcohol drinking and the environment.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Blas Espinoza-Varas, Ph.D.Blas Espinoza-Varas, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, “Auditory-information conflict and alcohol-use disorder in the adolescent.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay S. Ham, Ph.D.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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

James Henson, Ph.D.James Henson, Ph.D., Old Dominion University, “A daily process examination of unintended drinking among college students.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

Andrew S. Kayser, M.D., Ph.D.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 second of two years.

 

 

 

Shannon R. Kenney, Ph.D.

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

 

 

 

 

Panagiota Kitsantas, Ph.D.Panagiota Kitsantas, Ph.D., George Mason University, “Determinants of alcohol reduction and cessation during pregnancy.” Approved for $37,000 for one year.

 

 

 

Ty W. Lostutter, Ph.D.Ty W. Lostutter, Ph.D., University of Washington, “Alcohol’s impact on academic success of OEF/OIF college students.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

Linda Skaal, Ph.D.Linda Skaal, Ph.D., University of Limpopo, "Screening and brief intervention for alcohol problems in HIV outpatients in PHC settings: A single-blinded randomized controlled trial."  Approved for $25,000 for the first of two years.

 

Elena Stepanova, Ph.D.

Elena Stepanova, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, “Effects of exposure to alcohol-related cues on prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination.” Approved for $41,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Linda McEvoy, Ph.D.Linda McEvoy, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, “25-year trajectories of alcohol use and health in an older community cohort.” Approved for $50,000 for one year.

 

 

 

 

Paola Pedrelli, Ph.D.Paola Pedrelli, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, “Toward developing a positive and negative reinforcement framework of binge drinking among college students.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 


 

Ryan Trim, Ph.D.

Ryan Trim, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, “Desistance from alcohol-use disorders and problems in adulthood.” Approved for $50,000 for one year.

 

Medical Advisory Council

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

 

 

 

 

Anna Bukiya, Ph.D.Anna Bukiya, Ph.D., University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, “Alcohol-induced smooth muscle BK current inhibition and followed vasoconstriction is controlled by membrane cholesterol.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

Anita Bechtholt-GompfAnita Bechtholt-Gompf, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School—McLean Hospital, “Kappa-opioid mechanisms in escalating ethanol intake and acute withdrawal-induced anxiety.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Kirsty Donald, Ph.D.Kirsty Donald, Ph.D., University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Alcohol and methamphetamine exposure imaging and neurobehavioral correlates.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Nirelia Idrus, Ph.D.Nirelia Idrus, Ph.D., San Diego State University, “Fetal alcohol effects and vitamin D.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inna Kruman, Ph.D.Inna Kruman, Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, “Alcohol-induced neurotoxicity and one-carbon metabolism.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Anna Lee, Ph.D.Anna Lee, Ph.D., Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, “PKC epsilon regulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors is a novel mechanism in co-morbid alcohol and nicotine addiction.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

Yongke Lu, Ph.D.Yongke Lu, Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, “Ethanol induction of CYP2A5 and its toxicological significance.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Chitra D. Mandyam, PhD.Chitra D. Mandyam, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, “Alcohol dependence inhibits medial prefrontal cortex gliogenesis.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Michelle Mellion, M.D.Michelle Mellion, M.D., Rhode Island Hospital, “A Pilot Study on small fiber neuropathy in Alcohol Related Peripheral Neuropathy (ALN): Establishment of skin biopsy as a biomarker for diagnosis and determination of the pathogenesis of ALN.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

Igor Ponomarev, Ph.D.Igor Ponomarev, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin—Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research, The, “Molecular mechanisms of accumbal plasticity in a mouse model of excessive alcohol consumption.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Sanjoy Roychowdhury, Ph.D.Sanjoy Roychowdhury, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic, “RIP3-mediated necroptosis and ethanol-induced liver injury.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Bernd Schnabl, M.D.Bernd Schnabl, M.D., University of California, San Diego, “Analysis of the enteric microbiome associated with alcoholic liver disease.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Richard M. van Rijn, Ph.D.Richard M. van Rijn, Ph.D., Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, “Delta opioid receptor subtypes display opposing roles in alcohol consumption.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 


Jun Wang, M.D., Ph.D.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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

Jun Xu, M.D., Ph.D.Jun Xu, M.D., Ph.D., Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, “Notch signaling in synergistic steatohepatitis induced by obesity and alcohol.” 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 2010

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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