ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISIS

U’s Eric Garland offers insights at NIH meeting on using mindfulness as intervention for pain.

NIH award granted to study alternate treatments to opioids

Two U School of Medicine projectsβ€”one based in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences and another in the Emergency Departmentβ€”have been awarded grants through the National Institutes of Health Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative.

Cultivating joy through mindfulness

New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, increases the brain’s response to natural, healthy rewards while also decreasing the brain’s response to opioid-related cues.

CONTINUUM SPRING 2018

Read mindfulness 101, an academic’s β€œfield notes” on her own dementia, law alums and students joining forces to free an innocent man who spent 22 years in prison and more.

KNOBLE: GEAR FOR A GOOD CAUSE

U alum Brett Caywood started his ski apparel company with the aim of making the world a little bit better.

The science of addiction

The U’s Genetic Science Learning Center received $150,000 from the Utah Legislature in early 2018 to teach middle and high school students about the science of opioid addiction and the physiological and psychological aspects of pain, among other topics.