The ERAB e-Newsletter - Issue 1
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I am very delighted, together with all the Members of the ERAB Advisory Board,
to wish you a very fruitful year 2010 !
Professor Philippe De Witte
A change of name
At a meeting on 19th November the ERAB Board of Directors agreed to a change in name. The European Research Advisory Board, or ERAB for short, will still be known as ERAB but its full name is now ERAB: The European Foundation for Alcohol Research.
The main reasons for this change is that the old name always needed some explanation about its raison d’être. The new name leaves nothing to the imagination.
5 new grants funded
ERAB is pleased to announce the successful applicants for this years grants. From the thirty three excellent applications received our peer review process has identified five outstanding research projects for funding starting in 2010.
Professor Felix STICKEL from the Institute for Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Bern, in Switzerland will receive a one and a half year grant to analyse the molecular mechanisms of the synergistic effect of chronic alcohol consumption and obesity on the development and progression of hepatic steatosis, steatohepatitis and fibrosis.
Dr. Katrijn HOUBEN of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University in The Netherlands will receive a two year grant to examine training executive functions to reduce alcohol abuse: Restoring control over automatic impulses to drink alcohol.
Dr. Simon C. MOORE of the Violence and Society Research Group at the University of Cardiff in the UK will receive a two year grant for a longitudinal study of social and cognitive risks for alcohol misuse in first year university students.
Dr. Gabriel PERLEMUTER of the Kremlin-Bicêtre at the University of Paris-Sud in France will receive a two year grant to examine intestinal microbiota and the genesis of alcoholic hepatitis.
Dr. Bas VERHAGE of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands will receive a two year grant to study the role of alcohol intake in the aetiology of lymphatic malignancies
Call for applications for 2010
The following advertisement has been placed in the latest edition of Alcohol and Alcoholism. Please note the deadline for applications is 20th March 2010.