News Release

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.

About the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA):
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, is the primary U.S. agency for conducting and supporting research on the causes, consequences, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol use disorder. NIAAA also disseminates research findings to general, professional, and academic audiences. Additional alcohol research information and publications are available at www.niaaa.nih.gov.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH):
NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

Contact info:
NIAAA Press Office
301-443-2857
NIAAAPressOffice@mail.nih.gov