OPEN Stage Webinar: NIH HEAL Initiative Programs and Funding Opportunities at NINDS

June 25, 2024 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM


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Contact: Anahid Ebrahimi
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Virtual | Zoom Meeting
1:00 - 2:30pm ET

In this webinar, NINDS program staff will provide an overview of programs and funding opportunities supporting basic, translational, and clinical pain research & management through the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative. We will share NINDS's role in the HEAL Initiative, discuss HEAL pain workforce efforts, and overview the HEAL Pain Therapeutics Program. Invited investigators will also share their experiences working on HEAL supported programs. Attendees will be able to meet the speakers and ask questions in Zoom breakout rooms at the end of the presentations.

All investigators interested in conducting pain research, at all career stages, are encouraged to attend.

NINDS Speakers for this webinar include:

Invited Speakers for this webinar include:

Other NINDS organizers for this meeting include: Diana Morales, Andrew Wright, Mohamed Hachicha, Pascal Laeng, and Shamsi Raeissi.


The NINDS Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity (OPEN) is pleased to welcome you to the ongoing OPEN Stage webinar series, a targeted outreach effort for our diverse neuroscience community to learn about NINDS programs and network with NINDS program staff. Each webinar will feature a different NINDS program, division, or cluster with the goal of increasing the representation of diverse groups in our portfolio. To stay informed of more events in this series, join the NINDS Diversity News to Use Listserv.

Check out the OPEN Stage webinars YouTube playlist for recordings from the entire series.