ABMRF

Grants Awarded in 2012

 

Behavioral and Social Advisory Council

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 second 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 second 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 second of two years.

 

 

 


Catherine Anne Cluver, MBChB, FCOGCatherine 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 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Kilp-Napper, Ph.D.Lucy Kilp-Napper, Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University, “A parent-based social norms alcohol intervention for first-year college students.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 


Sean D. Kristjansson, Ph.D.Sean D. Kristjansson, Ph.D., Washington University, “Alcohol misuse: Drinking motives, familial risk, and tobacco use.” Approved for $50,000 for one year.

 

 

 

 


Robert Leeman, Ph.D.Robert Leeman, Ph.D., Yale University, “A brief, web-based alcohol reduction intervention for undergraduates: An initial study.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

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 second 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 $30,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

Elena Stepanova, Ph.D.Elena Stepanova, Ph.D., Florida Gulf Coast University, “Effects of exposure to alcohol-related cues on prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Advisory Council

M. Scott Bowers, Ph.D.M. Scott Bowers, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, “Role of rat nucleus accumbens astrocytes in alcoholism.” Approved for $25,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 


Cedrick D. Dotson, Ph.D.Cedrick D. Dotson, Ph.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, “Hormonal signaling by GLP-1, glucagon and leptin modulates the taste of alcohol.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Hendershot, Ph.D.Christian Hendershot, Ph.D., University of Toronto, “A prospective study of alcohol sensitivity phenotypes in late adolescence.” 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 second 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 second 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

Zhiyong Lin, Ph.D.Zhiyong Lin, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, “KLF15 as a circadian regulator of alcohol metabolism in the liver.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 


Derick Lindquist, Ph.D.Derick Lindquist, Ph.D., Ohio State University, “An investigation into the neurodevelopmental consequences of neonatal ethanol exposure on forebrain NMDA receptor composition and function in classically conditioned adult rats.” 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Mei Qiang, M.D., Ph.D.Mei Qiang, M.D., Ph.D., University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, “MeCP2 mediates epigenetic regulation of ethanol withdrawal-related adaptation of NR2B gene.” 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 


Benard Schnabl, M.D.Benard Schnabl, M.D., University of California, San Diego, “Analysis of the enteric microbiome associated with alcoholic liver disease.” 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 second of two years.

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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