Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff
Emory News Center
12 April 2022https://news.emory.edu/stories/2022/04/er_research_roundup_april_14-04-2022/story.html
Among others, a grant is: Low dose naltrexone to be studied for chronic neuropathic pain
Emory pain specialist Anne Marie McKenzie-Brown has received a $50,000 grant from Cures Within Reach to study low dose naltrexone for the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain in patients living with HIV infection. The grant includes supplementary funds for community engagement.
Naltrexone is a long-acting opioid antagonist that has been repurposed for the treatment of chronic pain at low doses, and systematic research is necessary on best practices for its use. Cures Within Reach is a disease-agnostic organization dedicated to repurposing approved and available drugs, devices, nutraceuticals and diagnostics.
McKenzie-Brown is director of Division of Pain Medicine and associate professor in Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology.