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Race Against Time: Researchers on a Deadline to Curb Overdose Deaths
With a history-making NIH grant, a Columbia-based team leads New York State’s efforts to reduce opioid overdose deaths within an ambitious timeframe. Led by University Professor Nabila El-Bassel, the team received $86 million—one of the largest grants in Columbia’s history—to conduct a study that would curb by 40 percent the rate of overdose deaths in 16 of New York State’s hardest-hit counties, in just four years. The Communities That HEAL Study unites a multidisciplinary team of scientists, researchers, academics, governmental partners, community organizations, and individuals to meet the ambitious life-saving goal. In this presentation for Across Columbia, El-Bassel will update us on the study’s progress during COVID. She will also delve into methodology and share her thinking into how the model the team is developing can be applied to other interventions. The event will be moderated by Kennedy-Leavy Professor of Psychiatry Francis Levin, a member of the HEALING team and Chief of the Division on Substance Use Disorders at NYSPI/Columbia University.

Apr 13, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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