Notice of Special Interest to Encourage Eligible NIH HEAL Initiative Awardees to Apply for Administrative Supplements to Support Career Enhancement Related to Clinical Research on Pain (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The NIH Helping to End Addiction Long TermSM (HEAL) Initiative NIH aims to improve our understanding, management, and treatment of pain by funding high quality scientific research in this relatively understudied area of medicine. For the HEAL Initiative and NIH to meet their long-term goals of providing effective non-opioid options for the treatment of pain conditions and innovative approaches for treating opioid use disorders, it will be necessary to train a new generation of clinical pain researchers. Leveraging HEAL Initiative clinical research programs to train novice researchers and investigators new to pain research in the mechanics, techniques, and best practices of clinical pain research will maximize the impact of HEAL funding for both current and future research endeavors. Increasing the number of individuals trained in high quality clinical pain research is a critical step toward ensuring the highest impact of HEAL, with studies that encompass a broad range of pain conditions and have the potential to include, address the needs of, and positively impact diverse and traditionally under-served patient populations.