Past Award Winners

 

YEAR

AWARDEE

CATEGORY

1968

Dr. Jean Pierre von Wartburg

University of Bern, Switzerland

Genetics and biochemistry

1971

Dr. Kettil Bruun

The Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies Helsinki, Finland

 

Sociology: For outstanding contribution to knowledge in the field of alcohol studies

1972

Bill W.

Co-Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous

1972

Mr. Robert Popham

Addiction Research Foundation Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Epidemiology and pharmacology: For outstanding contribution to knowledge in the field of alcohol studies

1972

Dr. Harold Kalant

Addiction Research Foundation Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Epidemiology and pharmacology: For outstanding contribution to knowledge in the field of alcohol studies

1974

Dr. Joan Curlee-Salisbury

Department of Psychology University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Clinical psychology

1974

Dr. Donald W. Goodwin

Department of Psychiatry Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

Psychiatric genetics

1976

Dr. Charles S. Lieber

Departments of Medicine & Pathology Mount Sinai-Bronx VA Gastroenterology & Liver Program

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

 

City University of New York

 

New York, New York, U.S.A.

 

Alcohol research in clinical medicine

1977

Professor Mark Keller

Professor of Documentation

Rutgers University School of Medicine

 

Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.

 

Documentation: For his outstanding contributions to the documentation of the alcohol literature

1977

Prof. Dr.med. Werner K. Lelbach

University of Bonn Bonn-Ippendorf, Germany

 

Clinical epidemiology: For his outstanding contributions to clinical epidemiology knowledge of the etiology of alcoholic liver disease

1977

Dr. Georges Pequignot

National Institute of Health & Medical Research Le Vesinet, France

 

Clinical epidemiology: For his contributions to knowledge of the clinical epidemiology of physical damage resulting from prolonged alcohol use

1978

Dr. Nancy K. Mello

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center Harvard Medical School Belmont, Mass. U.S.A.

 

Experimental behavioral studies: For her outstanding contributions to experimental behavioural knowledge of the determinants and consequences of excessive alcohol consumption in man

1978

Dr. Jack H. Mendelson

Department of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Belmont, Mass. U.S.A.

 

Experimental behavioral studies: For his outstanding contributions to experimental behavioural knowledge of the determinants and consequences of excessive alcohol consumption in man

1979

Dr. J. Griffith Edwards

Addiction Research Unit

Institute of Psychiatry

 

London, England

 

Socio-behavioral treatment evaluation research: For his outstanding contribution to the area of socio-behavioral treatment evaluation research

1979

Dr. D.L. Davies

Alcohol Education Centre

The Maudsley Hospital

 

London, England

 

Socio-behavioral treatment evaluation research: For his outstanding contribution to the area of socio-behavioral treatment evaluation research

1980

Dr. Yedy Israel,

Clinical Institute

Addiction Research Foundation

 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Biomedical research - treatment: For his outstanding contributions in the general area of biomedical research-treatment in alcoholism

1981

Dr. Wolfgang Schmidt

Addiction Research Foundation

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Epidemiological research: For his contribution to the alcohol field and in particular, that relating to physical health consequences of heavy drinking

1981

Mr. R. Brinkley Smithers

The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation

New York, New York, U.S.A.

 

Honorary: For his life long commitment to the field of alcoholism

1982

Dr. Albert J. Tuyns

Ctre International de Recherche sur le Cancer

Lyon, France

 

Research in clinical medicine: For his many contributions to our understanding of the significance of alcohol consumption in the etiology of conditions important to clinical medicine and public health

1983

Dr. Robin Room

Alcohol Research Group

Berkeley, CA,

 

U.S.A.

 

Social science research: For contributions to the comparative study of alcohol control policies, and for epidemiological research on the relationship between population drinking and drinking problems

1983

Dr. Klaus Mäkelä

Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies

Helsinki, Finland

 

Social science research: For contributions to the comparative study of alcohol control policies, and for epidemiological research on the relationship between population drinking and drinking problems

1985

Dr. Paul Lemoine

Chief of Service for Pediatrics

Nantes Hospital, Nantes, France

 

Medical and biological research

1985

Dr. Ann P. Streissguth

Division of Child Psychiatry

University of Washington

 

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

 

Medical and biological research

1986

Dr. Ting-Kai Li

Indiana University Medical Center

Indianapolis, Indiana

 

U.S.A.

 

Experimental research on alcoholism: For his outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge on the genetics and neurobiology of alcohol and alcoholism

1986

Dr. H. David Archibald

International Council on Alcohol & Addictions

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Honorary: For outstanding achievements in advancing knowledge in the national and international alcohol fields

1987

Dr. Ole-Jørgen Skog

National Institute for Alcohol Research

Oslo, Norway

 

Social sciences: For contributions to the understanding of the collectivity of drinking cultures and for research on the relationship between population drinking and drinking problems

1988

Dr. Boris Tabakoff

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

 

Biological and medical: clinical: For his major and continuing contributions to our understanding of the neurochemistry of neurotransmitters, receptors, cell membrane response systems and  neuropeptide modulators, and their roles in alcohol tolerance and dependence

1990

Dr. G. Alan Marlatt

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

 

 

Social and behavioural sciences:  experimental: For his significant contributions to the systematic study of social and behavioral aspects of alcoholism

1990

Dr. Archer Tongue

International Council on Alcohol & Addictions, Lausanne,Switzerland

Honorary: For outstanding contribution to knowledge in the field of alcohol studies

1991

Dr. George E. Vaillant

Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

 

Epidemiology and population studies: For outstanding contributions to the understanding of the dynamics of drinking careers and the natural history of alcoholism

1992

Dr. Jorge Mardones

Departamento de Farmacologia

Universidad de Chile

 

Santiago, Chile

 

Biological and medical research: For his pioneering work in originating the technique of selectively breeding animals to be either high or low alcohol consumers

1992

Dr. Max Glatt

National Health Services

St. Bernard's Hospital

 

Ealing, United Kingdom

 

Honorary: For his outstanding pioneer work in the treatment and rehabilitation of alcoholics

1993

Dr. Sally Casswell

Department of Community Medicine

University of Auckland

 

Auckland, New Zealand

 

Social and cultural studies: For her contributions to the understanding of social and cultural drinking patterns and public attitudes

1994

Dr. William R. Miller

Department of Psychology

University of New Mexico

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

 

Behavioral (experimental or clinical) studies: For his contributions to the field of alcohol studies, particularly in the area of behavioral research and behavioral treatment approaches

1995

Dr. Harold D. Holder

Director, Prevention Research Center

Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation

 

Berkeley, California.

 

U.S.A.

 

 

Epidemiology and population studies: For his outstanding contribution to alcohol studies through research on social and economic factors in alcohol consumption and on the impact of changes in availability of alcohol on alcohol-related problems

1996

Dr. Dora B. Goldstein

Professor Emerita (Active)

Department of Molecular Pharmacology

 

Stanford University School of Medicine

 

Stanford, California

 

U.S.A.

 

Biological and medical research: For her pioneer work in the area of the effects of alcohol on cell membranes and in the development of animal models used for studies of alcohol tolerance and alcohol physical dependence

1997

Dr. Pekka Sulkunen

National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health

Social Research Unit for Alcohol Studies

 

Helsinki, Finland

 

Social, cultural and policy studies: For his work in social, cultural and policy relevant research

1998

Dr. Oscar A. Parsons

Center for Alcohol & Drug Related Studies

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

U.S.A.

 

Behavioral (clinical and experimental) studies:  For significant contributions to understanding the neuropsychology of alcohol abuse and alcoholic disorders

1999

Dr. Alexander C. Wagenaar

Alcohol Epidemiology Program

University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

U.S.A.

 

Epidemiology and population studies: For his contributions to policy-relevant research through rigorous studies of the effects of alcohol controls and of community interventions

1999

Dr. Kaye Middleton Fillmore

Institute for Health and Aging

Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

University of CA at San Francisco

 

San Francisco, CA

 

U.S.A.

 

Epidemiology and population studies: For her contribution to basic understanding about the life course of drinking and of alcohol problems in a multinational context

2000

Dr. Henri Begleiter

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

New York, New York

 

U.S.A.

 

Biological and medical research: For his outstanding use of multidisciplinary approaches to the study of neuroscience and genetic factors in alcoholism

2001

Dr. Jacek Moskolewicz

Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology

Sobieskiego, Warszawa

 

Poland

 

 

Social, cultural and policy studies: For his work on alcohol policy, and on the construction of drinking as a social and moral problem, particularly in the context of social and political transition

2002

Dr. Mark B. Sobell

Department of Psychology

Nova Southeastern University

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

U.S.A.

 

Behavioral (clinical and experimental) studies: For three decades of pioneering important advances for the alcohol field in training and behavioral research on assessment, prevention, early intervention and treatment

2003

Dr. Jürgen Rehm

Addiction Research Institute, Zurich, Switzerland,

and

 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

 

Toronto, Ontario

 

Canada

 

Epidemiology and population studies: For exemplary research contributions of fundamental importance in alcohol epidemiology and for international leadership in the application of state-of-the-art methods in population studies

 

2003

Dr. Enoch Gordis

Director Emeritus

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Bethesda, Maryland  U.S.A.

Honorary Award: For his vision and leadership over many years, in promoting and facilitating scientific research on the etiology, treatment, and prevention of alcohol abuse and dependence

2004

Dr. R. Adron Harris

Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research, University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas U.S.A.

Biological and medical research: For his pre-eminent research in delineating the molecular interaction of ethanol with GABA receptors

2005

Dr. Thomas F. Babor

University of Connecticut Health Center

Dept. of Community Medicine & Health Care, Farmington, Connecticut   U.S.A.

Social, cultural and policy studies: For his truly innovative combination of scientific rigor and practical studies focussing on the reduction of alcohol-related problems

2006

Dr. Marc A. Schuckit

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry

School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego; Director, Alcohol Research Center; VA San Diego Healthcare System

San Diego, California  U.S.A.

Behavioral (clinical and experimental) studies: For his pioneering work on behavioral reactions to alcohol as risk factors for alcoholism and on the comorbidity between

alcohol use disorders and psychiatric/ behavioral syndromes

2007

Dr. Bridget F. Grant

Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biometry,

Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

Bethesda, Maryland  U.S.A.

Epidemiology and population studies: For outstanding leadership in the design, implementation and analysis of major epidemiologic surveys  in the field of alcohol and drug use disorders and psychiatric comorbidities

2008

Dr. Paula L. Hoffman

University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Dept. Of Pharmacology

Aurora, Colorado U.S.A.

Biological and medical research: For her pre-eminent research defining molecular and genetic mechanisms of alcohol tolerance and dependence

2009

No Award

Social, cultural and policy studies:

2010

Professor Jim F. Orford

Addiction Research Group, School of Psychology, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Behavioral (clinical and experimental) studies: For his visionary work on the relationship of alcohol and other addictions

2011

Professor Deborah A. Dawson

Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biometry

Div. of Intramural Clinical & Biological Research; NIAAA, Natl Institutes of Health

Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

Epidemiology and population studies: For her major contributions to epidemiological research on alcohol, especially in the measurement of alcohol consumption relevant to harm

2011

Professor Deborah S. Hasin

Columbia University

New York State Psychiatric Institute

New York, New York, U.S.A.

Epidemiology and population studies: For her major contributions to epidemiological research on alcohol, especially in the measurement of alcohol use disorders in general populations

2012

Dr. Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD

Kenneth Appel Professor

Department of Psychiatry

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Biological and medical research: For outstanding clinical research on the development of neuroscience-based therapy for alcoholism

2013

Timothy R. Stockwell, PhD, CAHS

Director, Centre for Addictions Res. of BC

Professor, Department of Psychology

University of Victoria

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Social, cultural and policy studies:  For his outstanding research on the effects of taxation and other policy measures on drinking patterns and their consequences

2014

Linda Carter Sobell, PhD, ABPP

Professor & Associate Director of Clinical Training Motivational Interviewing Trainer Co-Director, Healthy Lifestyles Guided Self-Change Program Center for Psychological Studies Nova Southeastern University

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Behavioral (clinical and experimental) studies: For her outstanding behavioral research on

alcoholism including development of empirically-based tools for the study of drinking behavior

2015

Prof. Guilherme Borges

Dirección de Investigaciones Epidemiológicas y Psicosociales Instituto

Nacional de Psiquiatria Ramon de la Fuente Muñiz Calzada, Tlalpan, Mexico City

Mexico

Epidemiology and population studies:  For his major contributions to epidemiologic

research on alcohol and related conditions,

especially with regard to immigrant,

cross-cultural, and international issues

2016

John H. Krystal, MD

Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Prof. of Translational Research; Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Prof. of Neuroscience; Yale Univ. School of Medicine; Director, NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism, Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital; New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Biological and Medical Research: For his exceptional leadership and cross-disciplinary contributions to our understanding of the

Pathophysiology of alcoholism

2017

Nick Heather, PhD, Emeritus Professor

Alcohol & Other Drug Studies; Faculty of Health & Life Sciences; Northumbria University; Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Social and cultural studies: For his outstanding research and conceptual contributions on the interaction of individual and psychosocial factors in alcoholism

2018

 

Behavioral (clinical and experimental) studies:

2019

 

Epidemiology and population studies:

2020

 

Biological and Medical Research:

2021

 

Social and cultural studies:

2022

 

Behavioral (clinical and experimental) studies:

2023

 

Epidemiology and population studies:

2024

 

Biological and Medical Research:

 


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