Uncovering the Genes at the Foundation of Alcohol Dependence


One of 20 research centers funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, PARC focuses on uncovering the genetics of how the brain adapts to alcohol.

PARC supports the coordinated research efforts of 16 scientists at the Portland Veteran Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University in areas ranging from behavioral neuroscience to molecular biology.


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Submission deadline:  Tuesday, 12 noon, September 15, 2015

Funding range: Each funded up to $35,000 in 2016

Funding start date: January 1, 2016

Submission format:  by email in Word or PDF to Mark Rutledge-Gorman (rutledgm@ohsu.edu)

PARC Pilot Projects Funded January - December 2015

Three PIs, Kari Buck, Lucia Carbone, and Angela Ozburn, awarded funding for pilot projects in 2015.

OHSU Equity Summer Internships for Undergraduate College Students 2015

Since 2003 the PARC has funded 8-week internships for students who are interested in advanced graduate study in health sciences, and who come from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The Equity program is administered by the OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion. For Summer 2015, four students are hosted in PARC labs:

Samuel De Luche, Portland State University, mentored by PARC PI Charles Meshul

Garth Kong, Oregon State University, mentored by PARC PI Andrey Ryabinin

Veida Lekakh, Smith College, mentored by PARC PI Suzanne Mitchell

Dove Spector, Portland State University, mentored by PARC PI Angela Ozburn

Fellowship Opportunities

The PARC offers training opportunities to graduate and post-graduate students interested in alcohol-abuse research. For details on current opportunities, please visit the OHSU Department of Behavioral Neuroscience

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