Bowles Award

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

We invite your nominations to ensure that recipients of this award represent the best minds in the field from around the world.  If you have a colleague or friend deserving of this prestigious award, please send your letter of nomination and CV of the candidate to Dr. A. Leslie Morrow at.

Recipients of the award are chosen by a committee of researchers at the UNC Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies as well as our external advisory board, and awards are presented each Spring during our seminar series.

Previous Award Recipients

2017       Scott Swartzwelder, Ph.D.

2016       Nora Volkow, M.D.

2015       A. Leslie Morrow, Ph.D.

2014      David Lovinger, Ph.D.

2013      Adolf Pfefferbaum, Ph.D. & Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D.

2012      Kathleen K. Sulik, Ph.D.

2011      Robert O. Messing, Ph.D.

2010      Subhash C. Pandey, Ph.D.

2009      Boris Tabakoff, PhD

2008      Linda Spear, PhD

2007      Richard Olsen, PhD

2006      Fulton Crews, PhD

2005      Kathleen Grant, PhD

2004      John Crabbe, PhD

2002     Ting-Kai Li, MD

2001     R.  Adron Harris, PhD

2000     George Koob, PhD

1999     Ivan Diamond, MD

1998     Jacquelyn Maher, PhD

1997     Hidekazu Tsukamoto, DVM, PhD