Fall 2010 • Issue 21

 

New National Advisory Council Members Welcomed

Photo of Doctor Kenneth Warren and Doctor Gyongi Szabo

Dr. Ken Warren and Dr. Gyongi Szabo.

NIAAA welcomed two new members to its National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at its 124th meeting in June.

Dr. Gyongyi Szabo is Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and also serves as Director of the Hepatology and Liver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is an internationally recognized leader in the field of alcohol and hepatology research and has served as a member of the extramural advisory board of NIAAA, the Liver Action Plan, and the National Commission for Digestive Diseases for the National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Dr. Kathleen Grant is a professor in the department of behavioral neurosciences at the Oregon Health Science University. She has extensive experience in the fields of behavioral pharmacology of alcohol, basic science research of addictive behaviors, gender differences in alcoholism risk, and genetic and epigenetic assessment of genetically engineered animals.