Addiction Working Group
In May 2017, National Institutes of Health Director, Frances Collins, and Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Nora Volkow, announced a plan to “accelerate research in three crucial areas” of research into the nation’s opioid addiction crisis: overdose reversal, addiction treatment, and pain management.
There are significant existing programs in addiction science and clinical care at both UVM and MMCRI. The NNE-CTR will help facilitate communication and collaboration across northern New England to promote a synergy of intellectual and physical resources in the fight against opioid misuse and abuse to maximize progress in responding to this national priority. As a first step, an Addiction Working Group has been formed and is comprised of leading researchers, policy makers, and public health officials.