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Cincinnati Enquirer speaks with UC College of Medicine researcher about opioids and HIV

Jason Blackard, PhD, uses NIDA grant to find better therapies for addicts living with HIV

The Cincinnati Enquirer highlighted a $1.7 million National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) grant awarded over a three-year period to Jason Blackard, PhD, to conduct an omics analysis of synthetic opioids and HIV. Blackard, an associate professor in the UC Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Digestive Diseases, says opioids and HIV encourage one another and not in a good way. 

Jennifer Brown, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, a co-investigator on the study, also spoke with the Enquirer.

You can read the full news release here.