ABMRF

Grants Awarded in 2013

 

Behavioral and Social Advisory Council

Charlotte A. Boettiger, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Neural circuit bases of impulsive choice in emerging adults and heavy drinking adults.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

Julia Braverman, Ph.D., Cambridge Health Alliance, “The effect of tailoring a testimonial message on excessive drinking by personal relevance on implicit and explicit narrative persuasion.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Abby Goldstein, Ph.D., University of Toronto, “Examination of a developmental model of alcohol use and alcohol problems in emerging adulthood.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 


Derek K. Iwamoto, Ph.D., University of Maryland, “The role of feminine norms on prospective alcohol use among underage Asian-American and Caucasian women.” Approved for $50,000 for the first 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 second of two years.

 

 

 


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 second of two years.

 

 

 

 

Sarah L. Pedersen, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, “Implicit alcohol cognitions and disinhibition: A pathway to alcohol problems.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

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 second of two years.

 

 

 

Brian A. Primack, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, “Systematic analysis of alcohol-related content in social media.” Approved for $50,000 for the first 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 first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Jacquelyn D. Wiersma, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, “Alcohol use and interpersonal relationships: Pathways from adolescence into young adulthood.” Approved for $50,000 for one year.

 

 

 

 

Medical Advisory Council

Dian J. Chiang, M.D., M.P.H., Cleveland Clinic Foundation, “Complement system and polymorphisms in alcoholic steatohepatitis: From animal model to human.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 


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

 

 

 

 

Nicholas W. Gilpin, Ph.D., Louisiana State University HSC, “Role of melanocortin-4 receptors (MC4Rs) in chronic alcohol-induced changes in thermal sensitivity.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 


Christian Hendershot, Ph.D., University of Toronto, “A prospective study of alcohol sensitivity phenotypes in late adolescence.” Approved for $50,000 for the second of two years.

 

 

 


Christopher Lapish, Ph.D., Indiana University, “Targeting the prefrontal cortical dopamine system in excessive drinking.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 

 

Mariana Lazo, Ph.D., M.D., Sc.M., Johns Hopkins University, “The role of moderate alcohol consumption in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.” Approved for $50,000 for the first 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 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 second of two years.

 

 

 

Christopher M. Snyder, Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University, “Testing the impact of CMV infection on the progression of alcoholic liver disease.” Approved for $50,000 for the first of two years.

 

 

 


Lingjun Zuo, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine, “Post-GWAS search for risk loci for alcohol and nicotine co-dependence using third-generation sequencing.” 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 2012

Grants Awarded in 2011

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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