MAYWOOD, Ill. – The Alcohol Research Program at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine recently received four research grants, totaling more than $3 million, from the National Institutes of Health.
A fifth grant is pending notification of the award.
Following, for each of the four grants, are the name of the principal investigator, name of the grant, number of years, total dollar amount, and type of grant.
- Mashkoor Choudhry, PhD, "Alcohol Intoxication and Postburn Intestinal Immunity," $2,309,873, five years, R01
- John Callaci, PhD, "Alcohol Effects on SDF1-Mediated Stem Cell Homing following Bone Fracture," $396,376, two years, R21
- Gwendolyn Kartje, MD, PhD, "The Effects of Binge Ethanol on Neuroinflammation/Functional Recovery after Traumatic Brain Injury,” $330,750, two years, R21
- Jill Ippolito, "Ethanol, Lung Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Pulmonary Inflammation after Burn Injury" $97,125, three years, F31
Loyola’s nationally recognized Alcohol Research Program investigates such issues as how heavy drinking hinders the body's ability to recover from burns or trauma; how alcohol abuse damages bones; and whether teen binge drinking can increase the risk of mood disorders later in life.
The internationally diverse program, under the leadership of Elizabeth J. Kovacs, PhD, investigates the effects of alcohol on organ systems. It includes about 50 faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and technicians.
The program is funded by grants from the NIH and other external funding resources. The focus is on research, education, and prevention.