The NIAAA Jack Mendelson, M.D., Honorary Lecture will take place as a virtual event on Septermber 22, 2020. To view the virtual presentation online visit

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This year's presenter is Dr. Sandra A. Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research and distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). The title of her presentation is "Discerning Risks and Effects of Alcohol in the Midst of Adolescent Development.” 

As a tribute to Dr. Jack Mendelson's remarkable contributions to the field of clinical alcohol research, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism established this  honorary lecture series.

Each year, the series features a lecture by an outstanding alcohol investigator whose clinical research makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of:

  • Susceptibility to alcohol use disorder

  • Alcohol's effects on the brain and other organs

  • Prevention and treatment of alcohol use disorder

Additional details can be found at the event page