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Project # Project Title Research Focus Area Research Program Administering IC Institution(s) Investigator(s) Location(s) Year Awarded
1R61DA059889-01
Methadone Patient Access to Collaborative Treatment (MPACT) Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MEYERSON, BETH Tucson, AZ 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Translating Research to Practice to End the Overdose Crisis (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-053
Summary:

Current practices and culture in treatment programs for opioid use disorder, including treatment with methadone, may contribute to treatment interruption and relapse risk. This project will develop and test a staff-level intervention for opioid treatment programs to increase methadone treatment retention and decrease in-treatment overdose and patient- and staff-reported posttraumatic stress symptoms. The intervention includes components to address trauma in patients and staff as well as separate supervisory structures for counselors/case managers and medical providers.

1RM1DA059365-01
Improving Quality and Equity of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Using a Multi-State Medicaid Research Network Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT PITTSBURGH DONOHUE, JULIE MARIE (contact); BARNES, ANDREW JAMES Pittsburgh, PA 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Research to Foster an Opioid Use Disorder Treatment System Patients Can Count On (RM1 - Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-046
Summary:

Medicaid covers the cost of treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) for most individuals who need it, including minoritized populations and those with risk factors related to low income, education, and employment. The Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network has supported efforts to improve OUD treatment by developing novel measures of treatment quality and examining effects of treatment quality on overdoses. Using this network, this project will leverage university-state partnerships in 12 states to inform quality improvement initiatives and Medicaid policy. The research will develop provider-level quality measures for OUD using Medicaid administrative data and measure patient-reported outcomes. The research will also look for approaches to use claims-based quality measures and practice-level quality improvement strategies to improve treatment outcomes for people with OUD.

1R61DA059895-01
Promoting Retention in Opioid Treatment among Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence: A Novel Stepped Care Model Targeting PTSD Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA YALE UNIVERSITY SULLIVAN, TAMI P (contact); EDELMAN, E JENNIFER; JOHNSON, DAWN M New Haven, CT 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Translating Research to Practice to End the Overdose Crisis (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-053
Summary:

Women with opioid use disorder (OUD) are disproportionately impacted by physical, sexual, and psychological intimate partner violence and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet, treatment approaches that address all these conditions together in OUD treatment settings are lacking. To address this gap, this project will evaluate delivery of two evidence-based interventions to address PTSD (Present-Centered Therapy+ and Helping to Overcome PTSD through Empowerment) for women seeking OUD treatment who have experienced intimate partner violence. It will also determine if integrated treatment can help retain the women in medication treatment for OUD.

1R61DA059948-01
Workforce and System Change to Treat Adolescent Opioid Use Disorder Within Integrated Pediatric Primary Care Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA INDIANA UNIV-PURDUE UNIV AT INDIANAPOLIS HULVERSHORN, LESLIE A (contact); AALSMA, MATTHEW; ADAMS, ZACHARY WILLIAM Indianapolis, IN 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Translating Research to Practice to End the Overdose Crisis (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-053
Summary:

The overdose crisis has expanded rapidly among adolescent populations in recent years, largely due to illicit substances containing lethal amounts of the highly potent synthetic opioid fentanyl. However, a provider shortage limits access to effective treatment for adolescents with opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders (SUD). Although primary care is a promising setting for expanding delivery of SUD treatment to adolescents, many primary care providers lack the training, resources, and support systems to deliver these services confidently and effectively. This project will leverage a large-scale rollout of integrated behavioral health care in a statewide health system. The research will test whether embedding behavioral health specialists into primary care visits, introducing case management and electronic clinical decision support tools, and reducing stigma will increase delivery of SUD treatment to adolescents.

1R61DA059947-01
Developing and Testing Innovative Care Pathways for Screening and Treatment of OUD/PTSD in Jails Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES ZIELINSKI, MELISSA JEAN (contact); ZALLER, NICKOLAS D Little Rock, AR 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Translating Research to Practice to End the Overdose Crisis (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-053
Summary:

Many people in jail have both opioid use disorder (OUD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Among people with OUD released from jail, only few engage in treatment and medication therapy once they are back in the community, and opioid overdose is a leading cause of death in this population. This project will test whether identifying and initiating treatment of PTSD in people receiving OUD treatment in jail can increase these individuals’ likelihood of starting and staying in medication treatment after release and thus reduce overdose risk.

1UG1DA059406-01
Development and Validation of a Novel Point-of-Care Technology for Rapid Non-Targeted Identification of Emerging Opioid and Other Drug Threats Novel Therapeutic Options for Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose Rapidly Assessing the Public Health Impact of Emerging Opioid Threats NIDA UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO WERB, DANIEL M (contact); HALL, DREW ALEXANDER La Jolla, CA 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Rapidly Assessing the Public Health Impact of Emerging Opioid Threats (UG1 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-045
Summary:

Drug checking services provide individuals who use drugs with information about the true contents of their purchases, and thus may help prevent overdoses. However, current technologies are either costly, technically complex, and non-portable or subject to false signals and restricted in their detection capabilities. This project will continue development of a new, simple-to-use, point-of-care analytical technology (DoseCheck) that can rapidly detect established drug threats in a sample and recognize newly emerging drugs. The project will also attempt to adapt DoseCheck to provide rapid results in emergency overdose situations and improve the analytical capabilities of medical examiners in under-resourced jurisdictions.

1RM1DA059377-01
Person-Centered Quality Measurement and Management in a System for Addictions Treatment in New York State Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEIGHBORS, CHARLES J (contact); BURKE, CONSTANCE; LINCOURT, PATRICIA New York, NY 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Research to Foster an Opioid Use Disorder Treatment System Patients Can Count On (RM1 - Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-046
Summary:

The number of drug overdoses in New York continues to rise. In response, the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) is promoting approaches that embrace person-centered care, evidence-based practices, equitable treatment, and harm-reduction principles. In this project, researchers will partner with OASAS to build a quality measurement and management research center that provides performance feedback to support and encourage leadership and staff of treatment clinics to improve practice. The center will also publicize quality measures to ensure public accountability.

1R61DA059897-01
Testing a Video and Text Messaging Intervention to Reduce PTSD and Opioid Misuse Among Sexual Violence Survivors Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON WALSH, KATIE L Madison, WI 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Translating Research to Practice to End the Overdose Crisis (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-053
Summary:

People who survive sexual violence are at increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and opioid misuse. Emergency departments are often the first, and in some cases only, contact with the medical care system for survivors of sexual violence. This makes them a suitable setting to initiate interventions to address the risk of PTSD and opioid misuse in these individuals. This project will develop and test a brief, low-cost video and text message intervention that can be initiated in the emergency department to prevent onset or escalation of PTSD and opioid misuse among people who survive sexual violence.

1R61DA059892-01
Data-Driven Approaches for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment, Recovery, and Overdose Prevention in Rural Communities via Mobile Health Clinics and Peer Support Services Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA CLEMSON UNIVERSITY RENNERT, LIOR (contact); LITWIN, ALAIN HARRIS Clemson, SC 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Translating Research to Practice to End the Overdose Crisis (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-053
Summary:

Although medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) can effectively reduce overdose risk and improve health outcomes, most people discontinue treatment too soon. Peer support specialists, who are individuals with direct experience with a substance use disorder, can offer social support to help individuals with OUD overcome barriers to treatment and recovery. This project will develop, deliver, and evaluate an innovative peer support specialist intervention to help individuals begin and stay in a treatment program. The research will focus on rural populations and underserved communities, using a dynamic modeling framework to prioritize at-risk communities for treatment offered through mobile health clinics.

1UG3DA059407-01
Towards Treatment for the Complex Patient: Investigations of Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound New Strategies to Prevent and Treat Opioid Addiction Optimizing Care for People with Opioid Use Disorder and Mental Health Conditions NIDA INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH, INC. LEE, MARY (contact); LEGON, WYNN Washington, D.C 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Therapeutics Development for Opioid Use Disorder in Patients with Co-occurring Mental Disorders (UG3/UH3 - Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-049
Summary:

Patients with opioid use disorder and co-occurring chronic pain and anxiety are at the highest risk for opioid overdose deaths. Low-intensity focused ultrasound (LIFU) is an innovative, noninvasive method that can be used to alter brain activity and potentially repair dysfunctional brain circuits involved in these disorders. This project will examine how LIFU directed to a small but critical brain region implicated in all three of these disorders, the anterior insula, can reduce drug craving, pain response, and anxiety symptoms as well as improve the physiological processes that may underlie the symptoms experienced by these patients.

1R01DA059371-01
The Impact of Community Infrastructure Reinvestment Programs on Opioid Misuse and Opioid Overdose New Strategies to Prevent and Treat Opioid Addiction Preventing Opioid Use Disorder NIDA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA NESOFF, ELIZABETH Philadelphia, PA 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Co-Occurring Conditions by Intervening on Social Determinants (R01 - Clinical Trials Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-051
Summary:

Urban neighborhood deterioration (also known as blight) can affect individual and community health. Interventions have shown positive effects on neighborhood crime, gun violence, and mental health. In Philadelphia, government and community partnerships have remediated vacant lots and abandoned buildings to improve living conditions. This project will investigate the degree to which neighborhood improvement interventions in Philadelphia affect opioid misuse and overdose risk for residents. Results from this research could inform similar public health-based policy and community-level health interventions in other cities.

1R61DA059887-01
Testing an Occupational Stress Intervention for Harm Reduction Workers in Substance Misuse Settings Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN CREECH, SUZANNAH K Austin, TX 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Translating Research to Practice to End the Overdose Crisis (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-053
Summary:

People who work in harm reduction settings aiming to keep people with substance use disorders safe from overdose and other negative health outcomes are exposed to high rates of lifetime and occupational stress and trauma. Their work conditions can have adverse effects on patient care and also on their own well-being, such as unmet mental health needs, burnout, and relapse. This project will adapt the Stress First Aid intervention for harm reduction workers. The research will test the impact of this intervention on social support, burnout, secondary traumatic stress, use of mental health care, engagement, and turnover. The long-term goal of this work is to implement a sustainable and effective national occupational stress intervention for harm reduction workers to strengthen their important role in helping individuals get treatment and avoid overdose.

1R61DA059880-01
Evaluation of a Peer Recovery Support Program Adapted to Target Retention in Clinic-Based Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA GEISINGER CLINIC POULSEN, MELISSA (contact); ZAJAC, KRISTYN Danville, PA 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Translating Research to Practice to End the Overdose Crisis (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-053
Summary:

Medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) are safe and effective. However, many people do not take them long enough to achieve sustained recovery, putting them at risk of overdose. Peer recovery support services—which are delivered by trained individuals with lived experience of addiction and recovery—may help people with OUD initiate and stay in medication treatment. This project will adapt peer recovery support services for use in outpatient substance use treatment settings and test their implementation and effectiveness in helping people with OUD achieve long-term recovery. If successful, the program could be implemented in a variety of outpatient treatment programs, including in underserved rural areas.

1UG3DA058544-01A1
Antibody-based therapy for fentanyl-related opioid use disorder Novel Therapeutic Options for Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose Focusing Medication Development to Prevent and Treat Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose NIDA MCLEAN HOSPITAL DESAI, RAJEEV INDRAJIT (contact); BREMER, PAUL T Belmont, MA 2023
NOFO Title: Development of Medications to Prevent and Treat Opioid and/or Stimulant Use Disorders and Overdose (UG3/UH3 - Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: PAR-22-200
1RM1DA059375-01
HEAL Initiative: Research to Foster an Opioid Use Disorder Treatment System Patients Can Count On Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE MARK, TAMI L Research Triangle Park, NC 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Research to Foster an Opioid Use Disorder Treatment System Patients Can Count On (RM1 - Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-046
Summary:

Although medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder can effectively reduce overdose risk and improve health outcomes, most people discontinue treatment too soon. Quality measures that inform opioid treatment programs about how many patients remain in treatment relative to peer programs could motivate those programs to pursue quality improvement activities, such as helping patients navigate logistical barriers to receiving treatment. This project will test approaches to developing and disseminating retention and outcome measures for opioid treatment programs.

1R33DA059884-01
ADAPT: Adaptive Decision Support for Addiction Treatment Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA YALE UNIVERSITY MELNICK, EDWARD ROBERT New Haven, CT 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Translating Research to Practice to End the Overdose Crisis (R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-054
Summary:

Computerized clinical decision support tools offer a promising strategy to standardize and scale evidence-based practices to keep pace with the dynamic nature of the opioid crisis and overcome barriers to substance use disorder treatment. To change practice, such tools must be useful, usable, able to be integrated into routine care delivery, and supported by a multicomponent implementation strategy. This project will refine and evaluate the uptake, usability, and equity of a nationally disseminated multicomponent clinical decision support intervention to increase initiation of medication treatment for opioid use disorder in the emergency department.

1R61DA059033-01A1
Implementing a Patient Navigation Intervention Across a Health System to Address Treatment Entry Inequities Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA FRIENDS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. ALEXANDER, KAREN (contact); GRYCZYNSKI, JAN Baltimore, MD 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Translating Research to Practice to End the Overdose Crisis (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-053
Summary:

Significant racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities affect access to opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment and have thus contributed to the opioid overdose crisis. Patient navigator interventions after hospitalization can improve access to treatment, but challenges prevent full adoption of these strategies. These include lack of coordination across institutions, inadequate data sharing, workforce shortages, and lack of awareness, especially in resource-limited communities. This project aims to develop a hospital system-wide patient navigation protocol that can be scaled up to address OUD treatment linkage and continuity after hospitalization.

1UG3DA059409-01
Improving Buprenorphine Retention with Transcutaneous Auricular Neurostimulation for Patients with Co-occurring Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder New Strategies to Prevent and Treat Opioid Addiction Optimizing Care for People with Opioid Use Disorder and Mental Health Conditions NIDA UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI SPRUNGER, JOEL GREGORY Cincinnati, OH 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Therapeutics Development for Opioid Use Disorder in Patients with Co-occurring Mental Disorders (UG3/UH3 - Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-049
Summary:

Drug checking services provide individuals who use drugs with information about the true contents of their purchases, and thus may help prevent overdoses. However, current technologies are either costly, technically complex, and non-portable or subject to false signals and restricted in their detection capabilities. This project will continue development of a new, simple-to-use, point-of-care analytical technology (DoseCheck) that can rapidly detect established drug threats in a sample and recognize newly emerging drugs. The project will also attempt to adapt DoseCheck to provide rapid results in emergency overdose situations and improve the analytical capabilities of medical examiners in under-resourced jurisdictions.

1K23DA058785-01
Addressing the Readiness Gap: An eHealth Intervention to Increase Patient Motivation for Evidence-Based Chronic Pain Interventions and Reduced Opioid Reliance Cross-Cutting Research Training the Next Generation of Researchers in HEAL NIDA VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY CROUCH, TAYLOR BERENS Richmond, VA 2023
NOFO Title: Career Development Awards in Implementation Science for Substance Use Prevention and Treatment (K23 - Clinical Trial Required)
NOFO Number: PAS-22-207
Summary:

Evidence-based behavioral treatments for pain are among the most effective and safe approaches, but they are underused, especially among patients taking opioids long-term. Despite known risks to long-term opioid therapy (including opioid use disorder and overdoses), patients may be reluctant to try something different to manage their pain. This project brings together two evidence-based behavior change interventions—motivational interviewing and contingency management—into an online format. The research will test whether web-based tools or mobile apps influence a patient’s willingness to consider using non-medication treatments for pain. The research will assess feasibility, acceptability to patients and providers, and broad-scale implementation.

1R61DA059032-01A1
Onsite PTSD Treatment to Improve MOUD Outcomes (OPTIMO): A Hybrid Type 1 Effectiveness-Implementation Trial of Harm Reduction PTSD Care at Syringe Service Programs Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Optimizing the Quality, Reach, and Impact of Addiction Services NIDA CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK LOPEZ-CASTRO, TERESA (contact); FOX, AARON D New York, NY 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Translating Research to Practice to End the Overdose Crisis (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-053
Summary:

People who inject drugs often have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Co-occurring PTSD puts these individuals at increased risk of illicit opioid use, opioid use disorder, overdose, HIV, and hepatitis C virus infection. This project will adapt, with input from the community, an evidence-based PTSD treatment program for people with both opioid use disorder and PTSD who are participating in a syringe service program. The treatment will then be tested in multiple syringe service programs to determine its potential for improving outcomes for these individuals who are often marginalized in traditional care.

1DP2HD112176-01
Identifying Plasma Proteomic Profiles of Chronic Pain Development in Endometriosis From Adolescence to Adulthood Cross-Cutting Research Training the Next Generation of Researchers in HEAL NICHD BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL SASAMOTO, NAOKO Boston, MA 2023
NOFO Title: Emergency Awards: HEAL Initiative- New Innovator Award (DP2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NOFO Number: RFA-TR-22-013
Summary:

Endometriosis is a gynecologic disorder characterized by severe pelvic pain, affecting 10% of reproductive aged women and adolescents worldwide. These individuals are at an increased risk for chronic opioid use, dependence, and overdose. Adolescents and young adults in particular are understudied in endometriosis research. This project will conduct a longitudinal study of adolescent endometriosis. The research will identify novel biomarkers and biological pathways involved in the transition of acute to chronic pain. The research aims to improve non-surgical endometriosis diagnosis, risk, and treatment. 

1K01DA058750-01
Leveraging mHealth to Increase Health Equity Among Black Individuals with OUD and Commonly Occurring Mental Health Disorders Cross-Cutting Research Training the Next Generation of Researchers in HEAL NIDA WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SZLYK, HANNAH Saint Louis, MO 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Career Development Awards in Implementation Science for Substance Use Prevention and Treatment (K01 - Clinical Trial Required)
NOFO Number: PAS-22-206
Summary:

This project provides protected time for training and research activities that are required for an independent scientific career in the development, testing, and implementation of cutting-edge digital therapies and tools (such as smartphone apps and other web-based resources) that can promote health equity in treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). The research will adapt and test digital overdose prevention and recovery support interventions for Black Americans with co-occurring OUD and mental illness. 

1R61DA059168-01
The Use of Novel Linked Databases to Reduce Postoperative Opioid Use Among Patients Undergoing Inpatient Surgery Cross-Cutting Research Translating Data 2 Action to Prevent Overdose NIDA STANDFORD UNIVERSITY SUN, ERIC (contact); COLQUHOUN, DOUGLAS ALASTAIR Stanford, CA 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: HEAL Data2Action – Innovation and Acceleration Projects, Phased Awards (R61/R33, Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-057
Summary:

Older adults make up more than half of all surgical patients in the United States, putting them at risk for a range of harmful outcomes including misusing opioids, developing opioid use disorder (OUD), opioid overdose, and surgical complications. This project seeks to understand whether pre-surgery interventions can prevent harmful opioid-related outcomes. The research will combine data from a registry of electronic health records and from Medicare claims data to learn about the relationship between these interventions and opioid-related outcomes including persistent opioid use, OUD, and other harmful outcomes.

1U24DA058606-01
MIRHIQL Resource Center (MRC) for Improving Quality of Life with Chronic Pain Clinical Research in Pain Management Reducing Opioid-Related Harms to Treat Chronic Pain (IMPOWR and MIRHIQL) NIDA WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES ADAMS, MEREDITH C B (contact); HURLEY, ROBERT WILLSON Winston-Salem, NC 2023
NOFO Title: HEAL Initiative: Multilevel Interventions to Reduce Harm and Improve Quality of Life for Patients on Long Term Opioid Therapy (MIRHIQL): Resource Center (U24- Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: RFA-DA-23-042
Summary:

Decreasing opioid dosing faster than advised by clinical recommendations often leaves chronic pain unaddressed and may increase the risk of overdose and suicide compared to continuing long-term opioid treatment. Clinical and research communities are uncertain about how to assess and manage long-term opioid therapy, despite having diagnostic and treatment frameworks for chronic pain and opioid use disorder. Because of this undefined space, health policy, institutions, and practitioners lack clear advice on long-term opioid prescribing in chronic pain. The goal of the MRC is to provide infrastructure support for the network; create a risk-benefit decision tool to assist providers in determining when opioids should be continued as prescribed, tapered, or tapered/discontinued; and develop and validate a clinical definition for this population (name, identifying associated symptoms/behaviors, and generating a screening tool). This project will leverage big data analytics in administrative datasets, natural language processing approaches in electronic health records, and cohort modeling techniques to accomplish these key responsibilities. These efforts will complement the qualitative data collection approaches in the Becker Resource Center. 

1UG3DA059285-01
Development of Cebranopadol, a Potent Dual MOP/NOP Agonist, for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Novel Therapeutic Options for Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose Focusing Medication Development to Prevent and Treat Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose NIDA PARK THERAPEUTICS, INC. GRIECO, JOSEPH (contact); GREENWALD, MARK K; CICCOCIOPPO, ROBERTO Morristown, NJ 2023
NOFO Title: Development of Medications to Prevent and Treat Opioid and/or Stimulant Use Disorders and Overdose (UG3/UH3 - Clinical Trial Optional)
NOFO Number: PAR-22-200
Summary:

There is an urgent need for improved medications to treat OUD. This project will test cebranopadol, a novel synthetic medication that interacts in a new way with the human opioid system as a safe and potentially effective alternative treatment for OUD. The research will test the safety and efficacy of cebranopadol in preclinical and clinical studies, toward guiding future research to support potential approval of this medication by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.