Columbia University School of Social Work’s Nabila El-Bassel will lead a research team to reduce opioid fatalities in New York State. Under an $86 million grant recently awarded from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, El-Bassel is heading up a group attempting to reduce opioid fatalities by 40% in 15 New York counties.
Along with Columbia University, El-Bassel will direct researchers from CUNY, NYU School of Medicine, Cornell School of Medicine, University of Miami and Yale School of Medicine. The project will develop interventions to reducing opioid use and is one of Columbia University’s largest ever grants. Read more.