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Brain Research and Underage Screening – Getting Informed, Preparing to Act.

March 7, 2013, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET

Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D is the acting director for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). He joined the NIAAA in 1976 as a staff member of the then Division of Research. He later became chief of the Biomedical Research Branch, and then deputy director of the Division of Extramural Research. From 1984 to 2005 he directed the Office of Scientific Affairs, which is responsible for peer reviews, grants management, committee management, scientific communications, and activities of the NIAAA National Advisory Council and Extramural Advisory Board. From 2002 to 2007, Dr. Warren served as the associate director for Basic Research. He has often served as the editor of the triennial Reports to Congress on Alcohol and Health, andhas been particularly active in research on the effects of alcohol use during pregnancy, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Dr. Warren initiated NIAAA's research program on fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) over 30 years ago. He currently chairs the government-wide Interagency Coordinating Committee on FASD.

A graduate of the City College of New York, Dr. Warren earned his doctorate degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1970. He subsequently undertook postdoctoral positions at the University of California, Los Angeles and at University of Michigan Mental Health Research Institute before joining the Federal government in a research position at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in 1974.

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