Meuser Highlights $370K Grant Award for Bloomsburg University

May 1, 2019
Press Release
Funding will support research into drug use and the factors that contribute to relapse vulnerability

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dan Meuser (PA-09), today highlighted a federal grant award to Bloomsburg University made by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This $371,244 federal investment will support the University’s research into the relationship between drug use, relapse vulnerability, and chronic stress.


“Drug abuse and addiction is a serious epidemic and chronic disorder characterized by high rates of relapse, which threatens the health and safety of communities across the Commonwealth and throughout the nation,” said Meuser. “Research is a key way in which we can better understand drug use and combat this growing public health crisis, as well as support those who continue to struggle with addiction. This funding will help Bloomsburg University continue doing critical work on such an important topic.”


Dr. Bashar W. Hanna, President of Bloomsburg University, said: “I am so proud of the great work our faculty members like Dr. Kevin Ball are accomplishing here at Bloomsburg University. This grant funding from the National Institutes of Health will be critical in our institution’s work to address a major public health issue. It also provides our undergraduate students with meaningful, hands-on research in preparation for real-world challenges. Congratulations to Dr. Ball on this achievement, and many thanks to Congressman Meuser for his support of Bloomsburg University.”


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use. More information on NIDA can be found here.