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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The Role of Mesoaccumbens Dopamine in Pain and Prescription Opioid Addiction
Principal Investigator:

Amanda Pahng

Location: New Orleans, LA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $187,284
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


This Veterans Affairs Career Development Award (CDA)-2 will provide support for academic career development through mentored research and professional skills development in preparation for transition to an academic research faculty position. Proposed activities will occur under the mentorship of Drs. Nicholas Gilpin, James Zadina, Scott Edwards, and Tiffany Wills and will foster hypothesis-driven research and independent investigation. Chronic pain affects >100 million American adults, costing t...

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