Jump to content
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

EDDIEKIRK

Scientist receives $3.5 million NIH grant to study pain-relief and cannabis

Recommended Posts

 

 

Scientist receives $3.5 million NIH grant to study pain-relief and cannabis

Ziva+Cooper_434555f7-56ee-40ac-ac83-666d

Marrecca Fiore | 

Ziva Cooper, research director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a five-year study assessing the pain-relieving effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, the chemicals in the cannabis plant.

The grant will fund the first clinical study for the Cannabis Research Initiative, which was founded in 2017 as part of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Cooper joined the initiative as its first research director in January.

“This is an ideal first project as it probes significant public health questions related to the potential medicinal and adverse effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, a central mission of the Initiative,” said Cooper, professor-in-residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

 

More

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×