Local Pain Management Researchers Receive Grants from the National Institutes of Health ‘Helping to End Addiction Long-Term’ Initiative
Amanda Brandow, DO, associate professor of pediatrics and hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplantation, and Julie Panepinto, MD, professor of pediatrics and hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplantation received $2.6 million in funding for their work to advance pain management in sickle cell disease. Carol Everson, PhD, professor of medicine and cell biology, neurobiology & anatomy; Christopher Olsen, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology & toxicology, and Hershel Raff, PhD, professor of medicine, surgery and physiology, were awarded $1.5 million in support of the project on sleep deficiency as a risk factor and therapeutic target in opioid addiction and relapse.
The NIH launched the HEAL Initiative in April 2018 to improve the prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction to enhance pain management. This initiative aims to take a multi-pronged approach to improve treatments for chronic pain, curb the rates of opioid use disorder and overdose and achieve long-term recovery from opioid addiction.
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