Drs. Gwen Sowa and Nam Vo are leading a team from the Unviersity of Pittsburgh who received funding from the NIH as part of the HEAL Initiative's Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) Research Program. Launched in 2018, the Heal Initiative's objective is to end the widespread use of opiods to treat chronic pain. The funded Mechanistic Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh, the LB3P: Low Back Pain Research Study, combines the clinical and research expertise of over 30 faculty members across multiple disciplines. The funding period will last 5 years, from 2019 to 2024.
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