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Chirstina Barr

Christina Barr, V.M.D., Ph.D., Acting Chief
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of...

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How do genes influence alcoholism?

Alcoholism often seems to run in families, and we may hear about scientific studies of an “alcoholism gene.” Genetics certainly influence our likelihood of developing alcoholism, but the...

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Videoconference Series

The Videoconference Series provides access to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) leading scientists and the latest alcohol research. NIAAA experts offer free, accurate, and timely...


NIAAA will exhibit at Neuroscience 2014, the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Stop by the NIH Exhibit Booths (3404, 3405, 3415, 3515).

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Advisory Council Minutes

Summary of the 120th Meeting

February 4-5, 2009

The National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism convened for its 120th meeting at 5:30 p.m. on February 4, 2009, at the...

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About the Underage Drinking Research Initiative

The Underage Drinking Research Initiative (UDRI) is a key program of NIAAA. The goal of this initiative is to better understand the factors that compel youth to begin...