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.