The Bowles Award, established by the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, honors distinguished researchers who have made significant contributions to our understanding of the causes, prevention and/or treatment of alcohol use disorder and alcohol abuse.

Introduced in 1997, the annual Bowles Award honors the best and the brightest in alcohol research. Each year, an awardee will be invited to visit the Center, invited to present a lecture, and meet with our investigators and trainees to share knowledge and innovative ideas. Award recipients will receive a $5,000 prize, an award plaque, paid travel expenses, as well as an acknowledgement on the Center website in perpetuity.

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Congratulations to Dr. Edward Riley, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology who was awarded the 2022 Bowles Award!