The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) funds Institutional Research Training Grants through the National Research Service Award (NRSA) program. Support of these institutional grants is expected to help ensure that highly trained scientists will be available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research disciplines to meet the Nation's alcohol research needs. Institutions select promising students to sponsor for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral training in research areas pertinent to understanding the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcohol-related problems. Recruitment and retention of under-respresented groups (minorities and women) to increase workforce diversity is expected.  Opportunities exist for both basic and clinical research in a variety of disciplines, including social, behavioral, biomedical, and biological sciences. NIAAA has funded more than 100 pre-and postdoctoral trainees annually, many of whom are now active investigators in the alcohol research field. Interested individuals or sponsors should contact the Program Director for more information about specific opportunities at the addresses listed below. In addition, many of these training programs have websites on the Internet which can be reached at the URL addresses below.

San Diego State University
Department of Psychology

6330 Alvarado Court #100
San Diego, CA 92120
Tel. (619) 594-4566
Fax: (619) 594-1895
Edward P. Riley, Ph.D. Alcohol Research in the Science/Practitioner Model: behavioral sciences in alcohol abuse. Joint program with UC San Diego.
Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral
The Scripps Research Institute
Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Loren Parsons, Ph.D. Molecular, cellular, behavioral and clinical neuropsychopharmacology of alcohol use
Post-doctoral trainees
University of California, Berkeley
School of Public Health
Prevention Research Center

1995 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Joel W. Grube, Ph.D. Interdisciplinary training in prevention science with an emphasis on environmental approaches to prevention of alcohol abuse and problems using evaluation, geographical/spatial, epidemiology, survey, ethnography and other methods
Post-doctoral trainees
University of California, Berkeley
Alcohol Research Group

6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel. (510) 597-3440
Fax: (510) 985-6459
Lee A. Kaskutas, Dr. P.H. Epidemiology and treatment of alcohol use disorders, including distribution and health disparities of alcohol problems, handling by health services, and public health and policy implications

Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral applications

University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus
Department of Pharmacology
12800 E. 19th Avenue, MS 8303
Aurora, CO 80045-0511
Tel. (303) 724-3628
Fax: (303) 724-3666
Paula L. Hoffman, Ph.D. Pharmacogenetic, molecular biological, genomic, proteomic and behavioral genetic studies of alcohol and drug effects, abuse and dependence

Post-doctoral trainees

University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-2103
Tel. (860) 679-4154
Fax: (860) 679-4077
Lance O. Bauer, Ph.D. Clinical research: etiology and treatment of alcohol problems; neuroimaging; basic neurobiology
Post-doctoral trainees
Loyola University Chicago
Stritch School of Medicine
Department of Surgery, Burn & Shock Trauma Institute
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, Illinois 60153
Tel. (708) 327-2477
Fax: (708) 327-2813
Elizabeth J. Kovacs, Ph.D. Neuroimmunoendocrine Effects of Alcohol: cytokine control of immune responses after injury
Pre-doctoral and Post- doctoral trainees
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry

791 Union Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202-4887
Christine Czacowski, Ph.D. Genetic aspects of alcoholism; molecular biology of alcohol metabolizing enzymes, alcohol preference, gene mapping, neurobiology, behavioral genetics, molecular pathology, animal models
Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Department of Physiology
1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Patricia Molina, M.D., Ph.D. Biomedical consequences of alcohol on HIV disease, neuroimmunoendocrine regulation during infection and trauma, and hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cell biology. HIV risk assessment and community-level intervention

Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

Brandeis University
Heller School, Schneider Institutes, Institute for Behavioral Health

415 South Street - MS 035
Waltham, MA 02254-9110
Tel. (781) 736-4830
Fax: (781) 736-3985
Constance M. Horgan, Sc.D. Health services research focused on organization, financing, delivery and cost-effectiveness of alcohol abuse prevention and treatment services
Pre-doctoral trainees
University of Michigan School of Medicine
University of Michigan Addiction Research Center
Department of Psychiatry
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D. Multidisciplinary training: neurobiological and psychological mechanisms, health services research, prevention, treatment, lifespan developmental mechanisms
Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees
University of Missouri-Columbia College of Arts and Science
Department of Psychological Sciences

200 South Seventh Street
Columbia, MO 65211
Tel. (573) 882-1682
Fax: (573) 884-5588
Kenneth J. Sher, Ph.D. Psychology of Alcohol Use and Dependence: causes and effects of alcohol use and dependence from a broad biopsychosocial perspective.
Pre-doctoral and Post- doctoral trainees
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry

660 South Euclid Avenue, CB8134
St. Louis, MO 63110
Tel. (314) 286-2203
Fax: (314) 286-2213
Andrew C. Heath, D. Phil. Multidisciplinary training: Genetics, epidemiology, nosology, neuroscience of alcohol effects on CNS
Post-doctoral trainees
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Center for Alcohol Studies

CB# 7178 Thurston-Bowles Bldg.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7178
Tel. (919) 966-5678
Fax: (919) 966-5679
Fulton T. Crews, Ph.D. Pathogenesis of alcoholism, molecular medicine technologies, molecular biology, gene therapy
Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1083
Tel. (336) 716-8525
Fax: (336) 716-8501
Brian A. McCool, Ph.D. Multidisciplinary training in alcohol research: molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience and behavior
Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees
Yale University
School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
950 Campbell Avenue, 116A
West Haven, CT 06516
Tel: (203) 932-5711, ext. 7402
Fax: (203) 937-3869
Ismene Petrakis, M.D. Translational research in alcoholism (4 Core Programs): Clinical, Neuroimaging, Genetics and Basic Science
Post-doctoral trainees
University of New Mexico
Department of Neurosciences
MSC08 4740
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Tel. (505) 272-3128
Fax: (505) 272-8082
Carlos Fernando Valenzuela, M.D., Ph.D. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders; alcohol craving, dependence, tolerance and withdrawal; stress, hormonal, and cognitive effects of alcohol; development of treatments for alcoholism and FASD
Pre-doctoral trainees
University of New Mexico
Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions

2650 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Tel: (505) 925-2388
Fax: (505) 923-2301
Barbara S. McCrady, Ph.D. Clinical and indicated prevention research focusing on: mechanisms of change, outcomes research, dissemination studies in diverse populations. Combined psychosocial and neuroimaging methodologies
Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral
University at Buffalo
Research Institute on Addictions

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203-1016
Tel. (719) 887-2566
Fax: (719) 887-2252
Kenneth Leonard, Ph.D. Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the etiology, course, and treatment of alcohol use
Post-doctoral training
Oregon Health & Sciences University
Department of Behavioral Neuroscience

3181 S.W. Sam Jackson
Park Road L470
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Tel. (503) 494-7765
Fax: (503) 494-6877
Tamara J. Philips, Ph.D. Biological processes in the etiology of alcoholism; gene mapping; neuroadaptive mechanisms of alcohol dependence; effects of alcohol on memory and cognition
Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Medical College
Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology
1020 Locust Street, Room 269
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel. (215) 503-5016
Fax: (215) 923-2218
Joannes B. Hoek, Ph.D. Pathology of alcoholic tissue injury: multidisciplinary approach using techniques in and cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and immunology
Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Department of Psychiatry and Department of Epidemiology

Suite 138, Webster Hall
3811 O’Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2593
Tel. (412) 681-3482
Fax: (412) 246-6836
Marie D. Cornelius, Ph.D. Epidemiologic, psychiatric, and biomedical aspects of alcohol use and abuse
Post-doctoral trainees
Brown University
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
Box G-S121-4
Providence, RI 02912
Tel. (401) 863-6624
Fax: (401) 863-6647
Peter M. Monti, Ph.D. Alcohol intervention and treatment outcome research
Post-doctoral trainees
Medical University of South Carolina
Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs

67 President Street, MSC 861
Charleston, SC 29425
Tel. (843) 792-5225
Fax: (843) 792-7353
John Woodward, Ph.D. Basic and clinical research on alcohol use and abuse; treatment outcome research; assessment of craving utilizing clinical laboratory paradigms and brain imaging studies; animal models of alcohol dependence and drinking
Post-doctoral trainees
University of Texas at Austin
Department of Pharmacology/Toxicology

1 University Station, A1915
Austin, TX 78712
Tel. (512) 471-2061
Fax: (512) 475-6088
E-Mail: pharmtox/alcohol.html
Ruben A. Gonzales, Ph.D. Neurochemical and behavioral effects of alcohol problems; molecular biology and genetics
Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees
University of Washington
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
1100 NE 45th Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel. (206) 616-2896
Fax: (206) 616-1705
Mary Larimer, Ph.D. Alcohol research, with emphasis on the etiology and prevention of problem drinking and alcohol dependence
Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral trainees

For additional Information regarding the NIAAA Institutional Research Training Programs, contact:

Lindsey Grandison, Ph.D.
Program Officer and Co-Chair, NIAAA Alcohol Research Centers
and Training Team
Division of Neuroscience and Behavior (DNB)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5635 Fishers Lane, Rm 2057, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304*
Tel. (301) 443-0606
Fax: (301) 594-0673
*For overnight delivery, please use Rockville, MD 20852-1705