Foundation Leadership
One of the many strengths of ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research is its distinguished leadership. ABMRF was fortunate to have been founded by a visionary group of leaders in the brewing industry and in academic medicine. Subsequently, the Foundation has attracted the most outstanding individuals in the field as Board and Advisory Council members to guide it in its mission. Many from Foundation management have received celebrated awards and many have positions of prominent leadership with corporations, associations, universities, professional societies, and government agencies.


  • 23 Heads of Academic Departments
  • 12 Deans or Academic Vice Presidents
  • 6 Members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 3 Members of the Royal Society of Canada
  • 10 Members of the Institute of Medicine
  • 2 Directors of National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of the     National Institutes of Health
  • 7 Directors of NIAAA National Alcohol Research Centers
  • 17 NIAAA National Advisory Council Members
  • 10 Presidents of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA)
  • 2 Board Members of the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse
  • 1 Former United States Governor
  • 2 Former United States Congressmen
  • 1 Canadian Senator

Awards in the Alcohol Research Field

  • 6 Recipients of the Jellinek Memorial Award
  • 11 Recipients of the RSA Distinguished Researcher Award
  • 4 of only 10 Recipients of the RSA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 8 Recipients of the RSA Seixas Award for Service
  • 4 Early Recipients of the RSA Young Investigator Award
  • 2 Recipients of the RSA Henri Begleiter Excellence in Research Award