Congratulations goes to Anna Radke and Jenn Quinn, who are Co-Is on a recently awarded $199K grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for a project entitled, “Sex-specific effects of infant trauma on adult alcohol drinking: Role of amygdala intercalated neurons.” The project will run from September 2021 through August 2023, and it will use animal models to study mechanisms by which early life adversity may increase sensitivity to stressors and increase drinking in adulthood. Congrats to Anna and Jenn!
Congratulations goes to Jeff Hunger, who is a Co-I on a recently awarded $1.26M grant from the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute for a project entitled, “Obesity Stigma and Health Behavior: An Experimental Approach.” The project will run from July 2021 through July 2024, and it will examine the connections between social isolation, weight stigma, and poorer health behaviors. The project is a collaboration with Dr. Janet Tomiyama in UCLA’s Department of Psychology. Congrats Jeff!