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Colorado universities are pulling in record-breaking amounts of research funding, fueling research that directly benefit the local economy through partnerships with businesses and other organizations.
Dr. Amy Wachholtz at the University of Colorado Denver is taking a different approach to the opioid epidemic - simultaneously treating addiction and severe pain. Through a $700,000 NIH grant, the CU Denver associate professor — who’s been studying pain and opioids since the late 1990s, when the addiction threat wasn’t well known — is working to bridge that gap with a new study she hopes will allow patients to tap the part of their brain that controls what she says is like a pain “volume button.”
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