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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has updated its policy on the acceptance of applications requesting direct costs of $500,000 or more for any one year. Effective with the January 1, 2002 receipt dates, applicants must seek agreement to...

Advisory Council Minutes

National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Summary of the 115th Meeting

May 24, 2007

The National Advisory Council on...

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The National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary, HHS; the Director, NIH; and the Director, NIAAA; on research program and policy matters in the field of alcohol abuse and alcoholism...



This year marks a major milestone for NIAAA—40 years of supporting alcohol-related research and working to improve public health. NIAAA will commemorate this landmark event by hosting a special 40th Anniversary Symposium. 


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Dr. John Paul SanGiovanni works in the...

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David Goldman MD., Chief

David Goldman MD., Chief
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of...

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Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of “alcohol use disorder” or AUD. Approximately 7.2 percent or 17 million adults in the United States ages 18 and older had an AUD in 2012. This includes 11.2 million men and 5.7...