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Large grant for research on the opioid epidemic

Jan Sundquist
Professor Jan Sundquist

Professor Jan Sundquist at Lund University has been awarded a $3 million grant by the National Institutes of Health, NIH, USA.
His group will do research on heredity and environmental factors in relation to the ongoing opioid epidemic and other drug abuse

Together with Professor Kenneth Kendler at Virginia Commonwealth University, the research group will, among other things, study how individual factors, as well as environmental factors, interacted in the emergence of the opioid epidemic.

Jan Sundquist has previously received two five-year grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the NIH for studies concerning genetic and environmental factors and their impact on substance abuse and psychiatric illnesses. The new five-year project is also funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse until 2026.

“I feel very honored by the renewed confidence in us from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This is a result of the fantastic teamwork in our research group, and successful transatlantic collaboration,” says Jan Sundquist.

The research group, led by Professor Kristina Sundquist, has a total of four large ongoing grants from the NIH, which is unique for a Swedish research group.



Jan Sundquist, Professor in family medicine at Lund University 

+46 (0) 40-39 13 78

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