Magazine article The Alcoholism Report

$20 Million to Be Awarded for Prevention; 5 Initiatives Now Open

Magazine article The Alcoholism Report

$20 Million to Be Awarded for Prevention; 5 Initiatives Now Open

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is planning to fund five alcohol research iniatives, which will include nearly 100 research programs in various areas relating to the harmful use of alcohol.

Approximately $12 million will be targeted to health services research, including assessing the programmatic and financial effectiveness of prevention and treatment programs. The balance, some $8 million, will be earmarked for behavioral and biomedical research on women, youth, minority populations, and underdeveloped areas of alcohol prevention.

The federal money is available to any pubic or private organization, including hospitals, treatment centers, and community-based organizations. Federal, state and local governmental agencies may also apply for funding. As with all NIAAA grants, applications are first reviewed by an initial review group (IRG), followed by a second review by a national advisory council. Based on recommendations from both groups, NIAAA will make the final decisions, based in large part on scientific and technical merit.

Alcohol and Women

Research will focus on the overall health, biological, behavioral, and psyche-social consequences for women who harmfully use alcohol. It will also identify various risk and protective factors associated with consumption. Research may address the risk factors and markers that may predict onset and progression.

There will be 10 grants available, totaling $2 million, with a deadline of January 12, 1994.

Contact:

Dr. Mary Dufour

Division of Biometry and Epidemiology/NIAAA

5600 Fishers Lane, Room 14-C26

Rockville, MD 20857

301/443-4897

Alcohol and Youth

Designed to impact the reduction and prevalence of alcohol problems among youth, this initiative will measure the reduction in alcohol problems among youth. Research in this area should examine risk factors and predictive markers for alcohol problems. Additionally, programs should study the development and testing of intervention strategies for prevention and treatment, as well as the interaction of various individual and environmental factors.

$2 million will be available to fund 10 research projects, with a deadline of January 12, 1994.

Contact:

Dr. Gayle Boyd

Division of Clinical and Prevention Research/NIAAA

5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13C-23

Rockville, MD 20857

301/443-1677

Alcohol and Minorities

NIAAA is requesting applications to study both behavioral and medical consequences relating to the harmful use of alcohol by minorities. …

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