The CTSI is pleased to announce the funding of the 2019 CTSI HEAL Pilot Awardee.
This pilot award is a funding opportunity under the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative.
Jennifer Check, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Thesis: Adverse Childhood Development in Substance-Exposed Newborns
The NIH reports the HEAL Initiative has been designed to address the opioid crisis with urgency and strategically focusing on:
Improving Prevention and Treatment for Opioid Misuse and Addiction:
- Expand therapeutic options for opioid addiction, overdose prevention and reversal
- Enhance treatments for infants born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)/Neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS)
- Develop new or improved prevention and treatment strategies for addiction
- Optimize effective treatment strategies for opioid addiction
Enhancing Pain Management:
- Understand the biological underpinnings of chronic pain
- Accelerate the discovery and pre-clinical development of non-addictive pain treatments
- Advance new non-addictive pain treatments through the clinical pipeline
- Establish the best pain management strategies for acute and chronic pain conditions