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Members of the media, please direct questions and interview requests related to the NIH HEAL Initiative to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) who are co-leads. For inquiries on research related to improving the prevention and treatment of opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose email [email protected]. For inquiries on research related to improving the understanding, management, and treatment of pain email [email protected]

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Director's Message: New HEAL Research Addresses Research Gaps

The HEAL research investment continues with newly funded science aiming to fill significant research gaps identified by our dedicated scientific teams. In this month's Director's Message, read highlights of newly funded pain and addiction research.

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Past Director’s Messages

Rebecca G. Baker, Ph.D., was the director of the Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®  between 2018-2023. 

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