OHSU-led consortium wins $21 million grant to study alcoholism, stress

Consortium will continue studying mechanisms that link stress, anxiety, alcohol intake

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has funded a five-year, $21 million Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism grant to support a multi-site consortium led by an OHSU researcher.

OHSU will receive approximately $6.3 million over five years, funding projects in the laboratories of Kathleen A. Grant, PhD, head of neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) and Professor, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience; and Betsy Ferguson, PhD, associate scientist in neuroscience at the ONPRC.

The consortium, Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism: Stress, Anxiety and Alcoholism, or INIAstress, extends a cross species approach in exploring neural mechanisms that link stress, anxiety and excessive alcohol intake.

Read the full OHSU media release here.