What is the COBRE on Opioids & Overdose?

The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Opioids and Overdose, based at the Rhode Island Hospital, is the first center of its kind aimed to collaboratively address the opioid epidemic. This COBRE is a vibrant, interdisciplinary center that supports research essential to understanding the mechanisms underlying opioid use disorder and developing innovative solutions. A main objective of the NIH-Funded COBRE initiative is to support the development of junior investigators into independently funded investigators, and to develop a critical mass of investigators competitive for peer-reviewed external research funding.

Meet the Investigators





View our Guest Lecture
June, 9, 2022:

The Toxicity of Xylazine

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featuring two of our researchers!

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Impact of Funding

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