The Mark Keller Honorary Lecture Series
As a tribute to Mark Keller's pioneering contributions to the field of alcohol research, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism established the Mark Keller Honorary Lecture Series.
Every fall, 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, diagnose, and treat alcohol misuse and alcohol use disorder (AUD)
- How today's scientific advancements can provide hope for tomorrow
Mark Keller began teaching and researching alcohol-related issues in the mid-1930s at the New York University School of Medicine. In the early 1940s, he helped found the first Center of Alcohol Studies at Yale University. When the Center later moved to Rutgers University, Mr. Keller helped develop its library, the most complete alcohol research reference collection in the field. He served as a professor both at Rutgers and at Brandeis University.
Mr. Keller's more than 200 publications on alcoholism include his book, the Dictionary of Words About Alcohol. He also served as the editor of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol for almost 50 years.
Laura E. Nagy, Ph.D., presented the 24th annual Mark Keller Honorary Lecture on January 28, 2020.
- Previous lectures in the Mark Keller Honorary Lecture Series
The Jack Mendelson, M.D., Honorary Lecture Series
Susceptibility to alcohol use disorder
Alcohol's effects on the brain and other organs
Prevention and treatment of alcohol use disorder
Dr. Sandra A. Brown delivered the 12th Annual Jack Mendelson, M.D., Honorary Lecture as a virtual event on September 22, 2020.
- Previous lectures in the Jack Mendelson, M.D., Honorary Lecture Series