- July 14, 2021Emergency departments across the United States experienced a surge in opioid overdose cases during the pandemic. Now, a program at VCU Health aims to help those patients receive the treatment they need after they leave the emergency department. The new VCU Health Virtual Bridge Clinic creates a direct link between the emergency department and treatment programs for patients with opioid use
- June 24, 2021
No one wants to see a child in physical pain, but post-surgery treatment with opioids poses risks for addiction or other misuses. Surgeons have lacked effective guidance about prescribing opioids to manage a child’s pain after surgery. Now Lorraine Kelley-Quon, MD, MSHS, FACS, FAAP, (https://bit.ly/2StAqc6) a former SC CTSI KL2 Mentored Career Development Scholar, is helping to fill that knowledge
- March 11, 2021
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, opioid misuse has continued unabated in the United States, with an estimated 2.5 million or more Americans suffering from opioid use disorder. Most people treated for the disorder are given medications, such as buprenorphine, that activate opioid receptors. But there is disagreement about whether it’s safe to prescribe buprenorphine for people who also take
- March 09, 2021
Neuropathic pain affects millions of Americans every year. This fact combined with the nationwide crisis of opioid misuse reinforces the need for safer and more effective therapies to help those suffering from chronic pain. In tandem with efforts from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and in an effort to advance research in this arena, in 2017 the ICTS offered a new funding
- -University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill
The opioid crisis response has largely overlooked multiple patient populations with complex opioid-related vulnerabilities, including older adults with cancer or dementia. Join Andrew Roberts, a CTSA KL2 Scholar who trained at UNC, for a presentation of findings from his work examining high-risk opioid use patterns and outcomes in older adult cancer survivors. He will also discuss future
- July 10, 2020To mitigate risk of COVID-19, two University of Minnesota (UMN) researchers are analyzing factors such as race, economic stability, living environment, education, and more to get a more comprehensive, holistic picture of health.
To elicit participant feedback on the 2018 Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Translational Science evaluation Un-Meeting.
To elicit feedback from participants on the 2018 Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Translational Science Evaluation Un-Meeting.
- February 12, 2020
The Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) recently launched CLOUD: Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers. CLOUD is a user-friendly, online repository of evidence-based, actionable materials on opioids and the opioid crisis. The opioid library has three specific audiences in mind: payers & providers, policymakers & community leaders, and
- -National Institutes of Health
NCCIH will host a pre-application technical assistance webinar on RFA-AT-20-004: HEAL Initiative: Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (PRISM) (UG3/UH3, Clinical Trials Optional). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a reissue of previous announcement RFA-AT-19-004. The purpose of this technical assistance webinar is to provide more
- Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, Cambridge University Press
The opioid crisis in the US requires immediate action through clinical and translational research. Already built network infrastructure through funding by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) provides a major advantage to implement opioid-focused research which together could address this crisis.
- -Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med CtrDr. Yngvild Olsen and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, authors of “The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know” will deliver the keynote of the Fifth Annual Penn State Addiction Symposium, “Applying Science to Clinical Care – What it Really Means to Treat Addiction as a Chronic Illness" at noon on Dec. 10. The keynote can be viewed through an online stream. The symposium is organized by Penn State
- October 10, 2019Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University this week were awarded two grants totaling more than $2.6 million through the National Institutes of Health Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, to improve treatment for opioid addiction. VCU’s School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research will
- October 07, 2019A SC CTSI-supported study by Lorraine Kelley-Quon, MD, a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and assistant professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, found that teens who used opioid pills were more likely to try heroin.
- August 08, 2019
Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the home of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, will collaborate with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and the Durham County Sheriff’s Office to implement and evaluate two new opioid addiction treatment programs for people in the criminal justice system. Both
- August 01, 2019
Research from Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute on the societal costs of the opiod epidemic is featured in a supplement from the The American Journal of Managed Care.The supplement will inform a variety of community audiences including policymakers. The supplement also explores the effect of the crisis on state governments, including the costs to employment and labor market
- July 12, 2019
The University of Virginia (UVA) has received a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond first received the same grant a year ago, paving the way for more medical research in Virginia. Winners of the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards are an elite group of research institutions. And now UVA and VCU are
- June 26, 2019
Fentanyl is a deadly part of the opioid crisis. The synthetic drug can be up to 100-times more potent than morphine. Now researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond have not only tested a promising vaccine, but they’ve also developed a method to test other new treatments. "We need every option we can possibly get to treat this epidemic because it’s killing so many Americans,” says
- June 10, 2019
University of Illinois at Chicago CCTS-supported researcher, Dr. Katie Suda, was featured in U.S. News & World Report discussing her recent JAMA Network Open publication, which found that despite the nation's opioid epidemic, U.S. dentists are far more likely to prescribe addictive opioid painkillers than their British counterparts. We have all probably had the experience of a terrible toothache,"
- July 12, 2018Many research strategies related to the opioid crisis focus on increasing access to effective treatments for opioid use disorders, but it’s also vital to prevent addiction before it starts. The Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN), which aims to develop a preventive approach to the opioid epidemic, recently hosted a drug take back event that collected and disposed of one
- June 11, 2018On Saturday, June 2, over 100 researchers, doctors and public health professionals gathered at the University of Rochester Medical Center to discuss how to best address the opioid crisis through translational science and research. Attendees from more than 40 institutions, agencies and companies from across the country discussed a variety of opioid-related topics, forged new partnerships and
The 8th Annual Milwaukee Regional Research Forum (MRRF) Viewpoint Luncheon was held on Friday, October 27 at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West. The event featured a poster session, luncheon and Viewpoint Luncheon Panel Discussion on the topic: Opioid Epidemic - Addressing Our Community in Crisis through Research & Discovery, featuring Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel.
- April 15, 2018More than 115 Americans die every day due to opioid overdoses, and prescription drug misuse costs the nation $78.5 billion in healthcare, law enforcement and lost productivity each year. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced an initiative pledging resources and efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. On the heels of that announcement, the Center for Leading Innovation and
This "Un-Meeting" will bring together researchers, clinicians, policy makers, public health professionals, healthcare innovators, opinion leaders and other interested groups to discuss and develop new, innovative and effective ideas to address the opioid crisis through translational science. The overall intent of this Un-Meeting is to foster new, collaborative teams/networks and generate ideas to