Emmes Awarded New NIH Contracts that Address the Nation’s Opioid Addiction Crisis

By October 10, 2019News

The Company is Hiring Additional Staff to Support its Awards Totaling Over $9 Million

ROCKVILLE, Md.Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Emmes today announced the award of eight new task order contract awards associated with the Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, known as the NIH HEAL InitiativeSM. The total value for the eight contracts is more than $9 million. The contract awards’ duration ranges from one to five years.

The National Institutes of Health launched the HEAL Initiative in April 2018 to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and enhance pain management. The eight Emmes contract awards are among 375 grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements across 41 states made by the National Institutes of Health in fiscal year 2019 to apply scientific solutions to reverse the national opioid crisis.

“The new contracts recognize our 10-year track record for providing data and statistics support to the research sponsored by NIH’s National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA),” said Dr. Paul Van Veldhuisen, Emmes’ chief operating officer. “It’s extremely satisfying for our company and our staff to join with leading researchers across the country in combatting the opioid epidemic.”

As the data and statistical center for the NIDA-sponsored National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network, or CTN, Emmes will play a critical role supporting the enhancement of the CTN to address opioid research. This enhancement will include activities to improve access to high-quality addiction treatment, including studies of the delivery of Opioid Use Disorder (ODU) in general medical settings, as well as ways to prevent the progression of moderate to severe ODU.

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