The Center for Alcohol Research (CAR)
The Center for Alcohol Research (CAR) is located both at the Department of Medicine at Salem Medical Center and the Theoretikum (INF 365) of the University of Heidelberg. Major goals are to better understand disease-mechanisms of chronic alcohol consumption, namely alcoholic liver disease and cancer. Major funding comes from the DFG, the NIH, the Dietmar Hopp foundation and the Manfred Lautenschläger foundation. The CAR team consists of physicians, scientists, technicians and study nurses. CAR is headed by Helmut K. Seitz (director) and Sebastian Mueller (co-director).