NRSA Fellowship Nichea Spillane: Risk Factors for Alcohol Dependence in Native Americans

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PART I (Form Paqes 1 and 21 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship Progress Report for Continuation Support FELLOWSHIP NUMBER 13. SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES (Do not exceed 3 pages.) A. CHANGES Since submission of the last application/progress report, have any significant changes occurred in the training program, particularly the research project, academic status, or time distribution of activities (Le., percentage of time devoted to research project, course work, teaching, etc.)? If so, explain. B. PROGRESS Describe concisely the research performed and research training obtained during the past year. List all courses and publications. Complete the Gender and Minority Inclusion table(s) (see below), if applicable. C. RESEARCH TRAINING PLANS Describe concisely the research and research training planned for the requested budget period, including any course work. A. There have been no significant changes made to the training plan since the submission of the proposal. B. I have engaged in many research projects over the course of the year: Last summer, I traveled to the Kingsclear First Nation located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada to begin data collection for this project. I collected data from 114 American Indians (Als) and will be returning this summer to finish data collection for the AI sample. At that time I will also begin the process of collecting the Caucasian sample from the areas surrounding the reservation. The intent is to begin and finish data collection this summer. Second, I have co-authored a multi-trait, multi-method study on the facets of impulsivity that I am using in this funded study. The paper shows discriminant validity among facets of impulsivity in the prediction of problem drinking. A draft of the paper from that study is complete and the paper will be submitted for publication in the next month. Third, I co-authored a study on a new type of impulsivity, known as positive urgency, which refers to the tendency to act rashly in response to a positive mood. That paper includes four studies and will be submitted for publication this summer. Fourth, I published two papers in which I applied structural equation modeling to the assessment of eating disorders and eating disorder risk factors in men. Fifth, I co-authored a review paper that argues for an integration of universalist and culturally specific psychologies. That paper is currently under review. Sixth, I co-authored a book chapter on the construct of urgency, which is a key facet of impulsivity in the funded research. Seventh, I have completed a draft of a review paper in which I propose an integrated theory of risk for American Indian drinking: that theory is the core of the funded research. Eighth, I collected data for a study that applies the group component of my model to Caucasian college students. Over the past year I have participated in weekly group discussions with members from my lab and my sponsor. In addition, I reviewed an article for the Journal of Studies on Alcohol. Dr. Smith supervised my review. WOMEN AND MINORITY INCLUSION IN CLINICAL RESEARCH See Inclusion Enrollment Report and. if necessary, Targeted/Planned Enrollment Table I PHS 416-9 (Rev. 06/02) Page L: (Form Page 2
Effective start/end date8/1/047/31/06


  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: $29,336.00


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