The University of Pittsburgh Division of General Internal Medicine received a $5.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to facilitate opioid research in Appalachia, a region of the United States that has been significantly impacted by the ongoing opioid epidemic. 
In partnership with Judith Feinberg, M.D., of West Virginia University, and Sarah Kawasaki, M.D., of the Pennsylvania State University, Jane Liebschutz, M.D., chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Pitt, will establish the Appalachian Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network (CTN) to conduct opioid-related research in the region over the next five years. The emphasis will be placed on reaching rural and other underserved populations.  READ MORE