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IU to spend $50 Million in Addiction Research


Indiana University will spend 50 million dollars in researching addiction over the next five years, IU President Michael McRobbie announced this afternoon.

At a joint press conference with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, McRobbie said the funding will come from the University’s 300 million dollar ‘Grand Challenges Initiative.’

In a Facebook Live video, McRobbie told the crowd that Robin Newhouse, Dean of Nursing at IU Health will head the initiative.

McRobbie said the addictions initiative represents the largest opioid epidemic partnership between public institutions and state government in the nation.

He said among the projects to be implemented over the next six months, is a