Uncovering the Genes at the Foundation of Alcohol Dependence


One of 20 research centers funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, PARC focuses on uncovering the genetics of how the brain adapts to alcohol.

PARC supports the coordinated research efforts of 15 scientists at the Portland Veteran Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University in areas ranging from behavioral neuroscience to molecular biology.

OHSU Equity Summer Internships for Undergraduate College Students 2018

Since 2003 the PARC has funded 8-week internships for students who are interested in advanced graduate study in health sciences, and who come from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The Equity program is administered by the OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion. For Summer 2018, students hosted by PARC include:

Bahati Nkera, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, mentored by PI Suzanne Mitchell

Regan Torres, Regis University, mentored by PI Kari Buck

Fellowship Opportunities

The PARC offers training opportunities to graduate and post-graduate students interested in alcohol-abuse research. For details on current opportunities, please visit the OHSU Department of Behavioral Neuroscience

 "Tell Your Story! A Media and Communications Guide for Scientists" 

Strategies and practical tools to help scientists share their work effectively with the media and in presentations to the general public.

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