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The Daily Jedi: The 33 Traits – Jedi serve the Living Force

* Trait 3/33* Jedi serve the Living Force and never serve the dark side, in any way, shape or form. Jedi are serious about their service to the Force, and are not thrill seekers or adventure...Read More

The Daily Jedi: 33 Traits – Jedi believe that there is a dark side but refuse to dwell on it

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The Daily Jedi: 33 Traits – Jedi believe in the Living Force.

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The Daily Jedi: 33 Traits

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The Daily Jedi: Apathy

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Grants awarded to address opioid crisis in rural regions

To address the opioid crisis in rural U.S. regions, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in partnership with several other federal agencies, have issued nine grants to help communities develop comprehensive approaches to prevent and treat consequences of opioid injection, including substance use disorder, overdose, HIV, hepatitis B and C virus infections, as well as sexually transmitted diseases.  Once developed, these projects will work with state and local communities to develop best practice responses that can be implemented by public health systems in the nation’s rural regions.

The grants are co-funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Eight awards were issued in response to the following funding opportunity: HIV, HCV and Related Comorbidities in Rural Communities Affected by Opioid Injection Drug Epidemics in the United States: Building Systems for Prevention, Treatment and Control.  

  1. April Young, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky) and Hannah Cooper, Sc.D. (Emory University). Kentucky Communities and Researchers Engaging to Halt the Opioid Epidemic (CARE2HOPE).
  2. Judith Feinberg, M.D. and Gordon Smith, M.D. (West Virginia University). Rural West Virginia Responds to Opioid Injection Epidemics: From Data to Action. 
  3. Mai Tuyet Pho, M.D.  (University of Chicago) and Wiley Jenkins, Ph.D.  (Southern Illinois University School of Medicine).Ending transmission of HIV, HCV, and STDs and overdose in rural communities of people who inject drugs (ETHIC).
  4. Peter Friedmann, M.D. (Baystate Medical Center) and Richard Rawson, Ph.D. (University of Vermont)Drug Injection Surveillance and Care Enhancement for Rural Northern New England (DISCERNNE).
  5. Ryan Westergaard, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin) and David Seal, Ph.D. (Tulane University). Community-based, client-centered prevention homes to address the rural opioid epidemic.
  6. Todd Korthuis, M.D. (Oregon Health & Science University).Oregon HIV/Hepatitis and Opioid Prevention and Engagement (OR-HOPE) Study.
  7. William Miller, M.D. (Ohio State University) and Vivian Go, Sc.D. (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill). Implementing a Community-Based Response to the Opioid Epidemic in Rural Ohio.
  8. William Zule, DrPH (Research Triangle Institute).Mitigating the Outcomes Associated with the Injection Drug Use Epidemic in Southern Appalachia

One award was issued in response to the following funding opportunity: Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Advanced Molecular Detection in Support of Systems for Prevention, Treatment and Control of HIV, HCV and Related Comorbidities in Rural Communities Affected by Opioid Injection Drug Epidemics in the United States.  

  1. Todd M. Allen, Ph.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital).Next-Generation Sequencing Center for GHOSTing Hepatitis C Virus: Transforming Community Based Molecular Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation. 

For more information, contact the NIDA press office at or 301-443-6245. Follow NIDA on Twitter and Facebook.

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