What: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces that Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D., will deliver the 18th annual Mark Keller Honorary Lecture. The title of her presentation is “Functional Compromise and Compensation in Alcoholism: Neuropsychology Meets Neuroimaging.”

Who: Dr. Sullivan is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a leading expert on the neuroscience of alcohol use disorders (AUDs). She has conducted seminal research in the use of neuroimaging and neuropsychology to show how brain injuries resulting from AUDs contribute to specific cognitive and motor problems. Dr. Sullivan has received numerous honors, including an NIH Merit Award and the 2011 Distinguished Researcher Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism.

When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

Where: Lipsett Amphitheater, NIH Building 10, Bethesda, Md.

Background: NIAAA established the lecture series as a tribute to Mark Keller, a pioneer in the field of alcohol research. Every year, the series features a lecture by an outstanding alcohol researcher whose work makes significant and long-term contributions to our understanding of how alcohol affects the body and mind, how we can prevent and treat alcohol abuse and alcoholism, and how today's scientific advancements can provide hope for tomorrow. NIAAA is pleased to present this series of scientific lectures to acknowledge the advances that investigators are making in a wide range of alcohol-related research, and to honor the memory of an individual whose groundbreaking work remains relevant today.

For additional information about the lecture see http://niaaa.nih.gov/news-events/meetings-events-exhibits/18th-annual-mark-keller-award-and-lecture.

The Keller Honorary Lecture is free and open to the public.Sign language interpreters will be provided. For other reasonable accommodations or further information call Joanna Mayo, 301-443-3860, or visit www.niaaa.nih.gov.  For TTY callers, please call the above number through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.