Dr. Marlene Oscar Berman Receives Renewal of “Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism” Grant.

Congratulations to Marlene Oscar Berman who just received the renewal on her grant “Affective and Conative Changes in Alcoholism” from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism! This begins Year-23 of an amazing career.

Emotion dysregulation may underlie addictive disorders such as alcoholism, which in turn may further alter emotional states. Alcoholism-related abnormalities in brain centers controlling emotional perception and regulation may differ for men and women, and can differentially alter the course of alcoholism directly, by affecting sensitivity to feedback, as well as the ability to make economic, social, and health-related decisions. The proposed research will address these issues using neurobehavioral tests in concert with neuroimaging measures of brain structure and function.

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