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Krystal to Speak at NIAAA Small Business Funding Webinar

February 17, 2021

John H. Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine, and Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, will speak at a webinar for small business funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at 1:00 pm March 16, 2021.

The hour-long virtual webinar, “Leveraging NIAAA SBIR/STTR Funding to Support Innovation on Alcohol Use Disorder,” is open to researchers, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others looking to commercialize their invention for alcohol use disorder.

The NIAAA Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (SBIR/STTR) program provides eligible small businesses, entrepreneurs, and researchers the early-stage funding, support, and guidance to successfully bring innovative solutions to the U.S. market and help millions of Americans overcome alcohol use disorder and its effects.

At the webinar, participants will learn more about NIAAA’s program and priority research interests, how to apply, and how to tap into resources available to grantees.

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Krystal will be joined on the speaker panel by Megan Ryan, MBA, SBIR/STTR Program Director for NIAAA.

This webinar will feature:

  • An overview of the SBIR and STTR programs and benefits of funding
  • Key NIAAA research topics to advance your research to commercialization
  • Tips for submitting a successful application
  • Upcoming opportunities and deadlines
  • Other resources and programs

Who Should Attend?

Individuals from the following groups are encouraged to attend:

  • Small biotech and/or health care technology businesses
  • Academic researchers
  • Technology transfer organizations
  • Entrepreneurs from women-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged (8a) small businesses


NIAAA’s SBIR/STTR programs support small businesses, researcher organizations, and entrepreneurs developing and commercializing treatments, technologies, and solutions in this field. These programs provide government set-aside funding that is non-diluted, stable, and predictable. If you have questions about the program, visit their web page or contact Megan Ryan, SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator at

Submitted by Christopher Gardner on February 17, 2021