Gastroenterologist Dr. Craig McClain Named to National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Craig J. McClain, MD, professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Louisville and the chief of gastroenterology at the Louisville Veterans Administration Medical Center in Kentucky, is one of four new members recently appointed by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, according to a news release.


The National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism advises Secretary Sebelius, the director of the National Institutes of Health and the director of National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism on program and policy matters, offers recommendations on research conducted at NIAAA and reviews applications for grants and cooperative agreements.


Dr. McClain received his undergraduate education at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., and his MD degree from the University of Tennessee. He did his house officer training at the University of Pittsburgh, and his GI fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He serves as chief of research affairs in the University of Louisville's Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and is associate vice president for translational research. He is an internationally distinguished clinician-scientist in the fields of gastroenterology, alcoholic liver disease, nutrition and infectious diseases.


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