Alcohol impairment of immune function, host defense and tissue homeostasis (NIAAA)

Deadline Date: 01/07/2018

Agency: National Institute of Health (NIH)

Scope: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism seeks (R01) research project grant applications for researchers with broad expertise to study the consequences of alcohol consumption on immune function, with a goal toward improving the outcome of patients who abuse alcohol.
Funds: The number of awards depends on appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of quality applications. The maximum project period is five years.
Eligibility: Colleges and universities; for-profit organizations, including small businesses; nonprofit organizations; state, local, special district and Native American tribal governments; and independent school districts; among others.
Areas: NIAAA said research topics of interest include but are not limited to: characterization and mechanistic investigation of alcohol-induced immune dysfunctions; characterization of the intracellular and extracellular milieu in infection, disease, cancer and comorbid settings using high-throughput methodologies such as systems biology, histoimmunological or histochemical approaches; and translational research on pharmacological or nutritional remedies of alcohol induced immune dysfunction to increase the resistance to alcohol-associated infection and to ameliorate or reverse alcohol-induced pathogenesis.
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