AAPM Leaders Awarded NIH Heal Initiative Funds
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $945 million in total fiscal year 2019 funding for grants, contracts and cooperative agreements across 41 states through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative. The trans-NIH research effort aims to improve treatments for chronic pain, curb the rates of opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose and achieve long-term recovery from opioid addiction. AAPM President-Elect Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc, and AAPM Directors Steven P. Cohen, MD, and Patrick Tighe, MD MS, are among the recipients. Full story.