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Items of Interest

Drink now, pay later?
Faculty Spotlights: Linda Spear
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Do I Drink Too Much?
BBC interview with Dr. Linda Spear

Wine During Pregnancy: Potential Risks
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Recently funded grants

Linda Spear - Impact of adolescent intermittent ethanol on adult social reward and anxiety. U01

Linda Spear - Developmental exposure alcohol research center. P50 Faculty members - Upstate: Rick Matthews, Frank Middleton, Steve Youngentob. Binghamton: Michael Nihznikov, Linda Spear, Norman Spear, Elena Varlinskaya. Cortland: Dave Berger, John Lombardo. Maryland: Sandra Mooney.

Steven Youngentob - Fetal nicotine exposure and chemosensory plasticity. R21

Sandra Mooney - Effects of developmental ethanol exposure on brain development. R01

Rick Matthews - The role of RPTPzeta in models of congenital muscular dystrophies. R01

News & Events

Special Issue of Physiology & Behavior highlights developmental effects of alcohol.

A Closer Look at
Dave Werner's Research

DEARC Call for Pilot Proposals
Letter of Intent due: January 15, 2016
Proposals due: February 15, 2016
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Research Society on Alcoholism
39th Annual Meeting
June 25 – 29, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Research Highlights

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Research Organizations
  • National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • NIAAA Alcohol Centers
  • Alcohol Research Group
    Established to conduct and disseminate high-quality research in epidemiology of alcohol consumption and problems including alcohol use disorders, alcohol-related health services, research and analyses of alcohol policy and its impacts
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • The Research Society on Alcoholism
    Society promotes research and the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge in the broad areas of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
  • European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ESBRA)
  • International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA)
Organizations offering support or information related to alcohol
  • Al-Anon/Alateen
    Support group that focuses on providing confidential help to people who have been affected by someone else's drinking.
  • Arium
    Charitable organization dedicated to the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
    A service of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
  • FAS Community Resource Center
    Information about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
  • FASlink Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society
    Provides a network that shares information on FASD issues, conferences and government initiatives as well as practical parenting ideas for families living with FASD. Funded through voluntary donations.
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Family Resource Institute
    A nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify, understand and care for individuals disabled by prenatal alcohol exposure and their families.
  • ImpacTeen
    Interdisciplinary partnership of nationally recognized health experts that focuses on economic, environmental, and policy influences on youth substance use, obesity and physical activity.
  • March of Dimes
    Nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
    Nonprofit organization whose mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
    Advocacy organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of the disease of alcoholism and drug dependence. Nationally, NCADD focuses on education, awareness, policy and advocacy. Locally, through our National Network of Affiliates, NCADD provides direct assistance to individuals and families affected by alcoholism and drug addiction through information and referral, community-based education and prevention, training, intervention, treatment, recovery support services and advocacy.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse - The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction
    Information for Students, Parents, Teachers, Researchers and Medical Professionals from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    NOFAS strives to prevent alcohol use during pregnancy through primary prevention, advocacy and support.
  • U.S. Department of Education/The Higher Education Center For Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention
    Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Higher Education Center provides support to all institutions of higher education in their efforts to address the problems of alcohol and other drug abuse and violence.
Medical information on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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Last Updated: 11/3/11