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Medical Toxicology Foundation Research Award: 
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention 

The Medical Toxicology Foundation is accepting proposals for innovative research projects designed to mitigate the harm associated with prescription drug abuse.

Misuse and abuse of prescription opioids, stimulants, and sedative medications has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Overdose is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death, and most of these deaths are caused by prescription medications.

The MTF will support outstanding research and other initiatives that have the potential to reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, particularly among young people. A major goal is to support the development and/or analysis of innovative prevention, treatment, and/or harm reduction strategies.

The maximum amount of this award is $5,000 for direct costs. By policy, the MTF does not cover indirect costs. The maximum award period is two years.

Click here for submission guidelines and instructions.
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm ET on February 15, 2015.


2014 MTF Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Award 


PI: Katherine Boyle, MD, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Amount: $5,000

Protocol: Teaching Effective Opioid Prescribing Through a Simulation Curriculum