Information and Dissemination Core C003

The Portland Alcohol Research Center (PARC) has three specific, interrelated goals designed to advance NIAAA's mission of translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policy-makers and the public. These aims also support the Oregon Health & Science University's mission of healing, teaching, research and community service.

K-12 Education and Outreach

The principal goal is to provide K-12th grade students and their teachers with information about alcohol, the brain, and neuroscience. Age-appropriate activities illustrate how the brain works and how alcohol can affect it.

Training in Alcohol Research

PARC scientists, some for more than 30 years, provide training and laboratory experience in alcohol research to high school, undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students.

Dissemination of Research Findings

We coordinate and share the findings of the Center, and alcohol research results in general, with scientific colleagues and the broader community. Toward this aim, PARC scientists serve as a resource of expertise in the interpretation of scientific advances in alcoholism research.