The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Initial Review Group (IRG) reviews grant and cooperative agreement applications and contract proposals for research projects and for research and training activities in areas of clinical, treatment, and health services research, and in the areas of biochemistry, physiology, and medicine. NIAAA review committee meetings are closed in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S. Code, as amended.

The NIAAA IRG currently includes the following subcommittees:

Schedule of Scientific Review Group Meetings

 

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE (AA-1)

The Biomedical Research Subcommittee reviews applications that focus on the etiology and consequences of alcohol abuse and alcoholism relating to basic biomedical research, excluding neuroscience research. Specific research areas include the effects of alcohol on membranes, intermediary metabolism, bioenergetics, gene expression, enzyme activity, endocrinology, genetics, interactions between alcohol and the immune system, and organ (except brain) function and pathology. Assignments to this Subcommittee also include applications that deal with studies of the relationship between alcohol and other addictive agents involving all organs, except neuroscience-related research.

Standing Members Roster available at AA 1

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL (DFO)
MARMILLOT, PHILIPPE, PH.D.
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
EXTRAMURAL PROJECT REVIEW BRANCH
OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
BETHESDA  MD 20892

 

EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREVENTION AND BEHAVIOR RESEARCH REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE (AA-2)

The Epidemiology, Prevention and Behavior Research Subcommittee reviews applications on alcohol-related epidemiologic studies, prevention and consequences of a wide range of behaviors.   In addition, this subcommittee reviews multidisciplinary perspectives and community factors in general or well-defined populations covering all age-ranges who are at risk for alcohol abuse.

Standing Members Roster available at AA 2

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL (DFO)
GHAMBARYAN, ANNA, M.D., PH.D.
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
EXTRAMURAL PROJECT REVIEW BRANCH
OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
BETHESDA, MD 20892

 

CLINICAL, TREATMENT AND HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE (AA-3)

The Clinical, Treatment and Health Services Research Review Subcommittee reviews research grant applications that focus on the process, outcome, evaluation and clinical assessment of treatment for alcoholism, alcohol abuse and alcohol-related disorders. The subcommittee specifically reviews research on the clinical and behavioral aspects of pharmacological issues, early and brief interventions, consumption measurements, methodology and experimental designs, clinical populations, diagnostic procedures, therapy assessments, primary care, co-morbidity, behavioral and molecular genetics, and cognitive and neurological issues.   Assignments to this Subcommittee also include grant applications, which examine the effectiveness of treatment as they are implemented in everyday practice settings, and investigate how organizational and financial factors affect accessibility, utilization, quality, costs, and outcomes of alcohol services.

Standing Members Roster available at AA 3

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL (DFO)
ESPINOZA LUIS., PH.D.
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
EXTRAMURAL PROJECT REVIEW BRANCH
OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
BETHESDA, MD 20892

 

NEUROSCIENCE & BEHAVIOR REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE NATIONAL (AA-4)

The Neuroscience Research Review Subcommittee reviews applications on all aspects of alcohol-related neuroscience studies, including neurotransmission, transmitter receptors, endocrinology, anatomy, physiology and genetics.  The Subcommittee also reviews investigations of behavioral factors, such as non-metabolic tolerance, dependence, drinking behavior, cognitive and memory processes, and biological-behavioral linkages.  Assignments to this Subcommittee also include studies of the relationship between alcohol and other addictive agents.

Standing Members Roster available at AA 4

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL (DFO)
BUZAS, BEATA, PH.D.
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
EXTRAMURAL PROJECT REVIEW BRANCH
OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
BETHESDA, MD 20892

 

INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP REVIEW SPECIAL EMPHASIS PANEL (ZAA1)

The Individual fellowship review special emphasis panel or SEP reviews applications (F30,F31,F32) that encompass basic, behavioral, epidemiological, health services, prevention, and treatment development research that examines the underlying mechanisms and health effects of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders.

Members Roster available at ZAA1

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL (DFO)
ESPINOZA LUIS., PH.D.
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
EXTRAMURAL PROJECT REVIEW BRANCH
OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
BETHESDA, MD 20892

 

Updated: January 2020