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Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults

For older adults, opioid use disorder (OUD) is a growing problem.
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A Collective of Shared Passion

Whatever your interest or passion, there are resources and places for you to connect and learn more.
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University of Minnesota Receives NIH Funding to Study Early Child Brain Development

The two grants are for research on the impact of substance exposure during pregnancy on child brain and behavioral development.

U of M Extension Program Guiding Community-based Addiction Recovery Efforts in Greater Minnesota

“Changemakers” retreats grew from community forums focused on the region’s addiction crisis. Story was originally published by MinnPost on Oct. 5, 2021.
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First-in-human Clinical Trial for a Vaccine to Treat Opioid Use Disorders Enrolls First Patients

The vaccine has been developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
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Extending Our Reach

Extension is a fantastic resource and potential partner for building long-term relationships with communities to improve health outcomes.
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The Long View

Carolyn Fairbanks and George Wilcox have worked for nearly 20 years on developing a non-opioid treatment for chronic pain management and have received a $4.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to continue their researchAs a…
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Collaborating to Advance Opioid Treatment for Patients

In January 2019, Associate Professor Keri Hager and colleagues from the College of Pharmacy, Duluth reached out to health care and social service partners to determine the needs of the community. Substance abuse disorders and mental health…