Andrew J. Bock Family & Friends Memorial Fund
American Ingrid Bock has created a fund and donated to Linköping University, supporting the internationally renowned research of Professor Markus Heilig into new ways to treat addiction disorders. Ingrid has a personal stake in the subject, having lost loved ones to alcohol-related diseases. Her family has been hard hit by alcohol problems and several members have developed alcohol use disorder at a young age and died from its consequences. She was very close to her nephew Andrew, who died suddenly in 2020, only 32 years old. Andrew was particularly vulnerable, with both of his parents weighed down by the genetic burden. They passed away as a consequence of alcohol-related illness while Andrew was in his early teens.
Honour the memory of Andrew
Ingrid Bock wants to help other people by supporting Markus Heilig's research. She also wants to encourage others, and show how to support research through Andrew's memorial fund. She will donate to the fund every year on Andrew's birthday, 6 April.
"Markus Heilig is internationally renowned for his research. And he seems to have deep sympathy for people who struggle with alcohol, without taking a moral stance about dependency", says Ingrid Bock.
Markus Heilig is a professor psychiatry, a Wallenberg Foundation Clinical Scholar, and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Since 2015, he is the founding director of the Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience at Linköping University, Sweden. He runs a translational research program that studies mechanisms of stress and alcohol addiction, with the hope of identifying novel treatment mechanisms. Prior to his current position, Heilig was Clinical Director at the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (2004 – 2015), and ran a research group at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (1995 – 2004). He is one of the most cited researchers worldwide in the area alcohol use problems, and his contributions have been recognized through numerous major awards, including the Neuropsychopharmacology Award frome the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the Lautenschläger European Alcohol Research Award from the European Society on Biomedical Research on Alcoholism, the Bowles Award from the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at Univ of North Carolina, the Tabakoff Award from International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcohol, and the Dan Anderson Research Award from Hazelden's Butler Center for Research.
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