Health Research Center Grant Proposal Review | Erin Berenz, PhD

December 7, 2015 by School of Medicine Webmaster   |   Leave a Comment

Date: Friday December 18, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM until AM
Location: MR-4 Second Floor Conf Room

Erin C. Berenz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Timothy P. York, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Departments of Human and Molecular Genetics & OB/GYN
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric & Behavioral Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

R. Ariel Gomez, MD
Harrison Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Child Health Research Center

“A longitudinal study of trauma-alcohol conditioning and DNA methylation in posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorder symptoms”


1.     Examine the role of conditioning processes in the self-medication model of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD) comorbidity

2.     Evaluate a longitudinal model of trauma-alcohol conditioning and PTSD and AUD symptoms among young adult survivors of sexual and physical assault

3.     Evaluate DNA methylation as a possible mechanism accounting for the effects of trauma-alcohol conditioning on PTSD and AUD

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