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Rick Aldrich awarded the Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences

STANFORD UNIVERSITY HONORS Richard Aldrich, Jr., PhD ‘80 The Stanford Medicine Alumni Association (SMAA) has announced that Richard Aldrich, Jr., PhD ‘80, will receive the prestigious Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences. He will be honored at a dinner held on the Stanford School of Medicine campus on...

Dr. Lief Fenno appointed to the APA Addiction Psychiatry Board

Dr. Fenno was appointed to a 3-year term as a member of the American Psychiatric Association Council on Addiction Psychiatry. The Council on Addiction Psychiatryprovides psychiatric leadership in the growing field of prevention and treatment of addictive disorders and works to develop and clarify the role of the psychiatrist in the prevention and treatment of...

Drs. Laura Colgin and Darrin Brager receive multi-PI RO1 from NIMH

Congratulations to Drs. Laura Colgin and Darrin Brager on their RO1 from the National Institute of Mental Health! This award will provide more than 3 million dollars over a four year period to support their their research proposal “Investigating mechanisms underlying impaired social and spatial cognition in rodent models of Fragile...

Dr. Lauren Dobbs receives RO1 from NIDA

Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Dobbs on her RO1 award from the National Institute of Drug Abuse! This award will provide over $2.4 million to support her research "Regulation of striatal microcircuits by endogenous opioids as a novel mechanism underlying cocaine seeking" Brief Summary:Recent epidemiological reports indicate that cocaine use increased by 45%...

Waggoner Center Affiliate Faculty renew INIA Neuroimmune consortium grant

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) renewed funding for the Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism (INIA) Neuroimmune consortium in January 2022. Dr. Messing is now the consortium coordinator, a role previously held by Dr. Adron Harris. Drs. Yuri Blednov & Robert Messing, Dr. Regina Mangieri, and Dr. Dayne Mayfield received funding...