Indiana University announced Thursday the second phase of projects to receive funding as part of the Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge. The 15 projects include examinations of the impact of opioid addictions on the labor market, stigma of opioid addiction in rural and urban communities and a study of how a more effective overdose reversal drug might be created. IU announced in October 2017 it would spend $50 million to address opioid addiction. The first phase of the initiative consisted of 16 projects.
Responding to the Addictions Crisis was the third initiative to receive funding through IU’s Grand Challenges program. The goal of the Grand Challenges program is to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems through interdisciplinary collaborations between IU, government and private business.