The Howard University Collaborative Alcohol
Research Center was established in
September 1997 to stimulate, strengthen,
and facilitate multidisciplinary research
and collaborations that will lead to
the reduction of alcohol morbidity
and mortality among minority populations
with emphasis on the African Americans.
Center currently operates under the
Determinants of Alcohol Action in Minorities”.
Since its inception, the Center has
funded 23 research projects which include
studies in basic science and studies
involving human research. In addition,
graduate education, faculty development,
science education, and community outreach
are also components of the center.
infrastructure and administrative
functions of the Center are housed within
the Department of Pharmacology located in the
Howard University College of Medicine. Robert
E. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., Interim Dean, College
of Medicine, Chairman of Pharmacology, Professor
of Pharmacology, Medicine, and
Psychiatry serves as Principal Investigator
and Center Director.