WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly $200,000 is headed to the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.
The money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be used to train researchers for substance use disorder studies.
According to the press release announcing the grant, 502 Mainers died from overdoses in 2020.
“The skilled researchers at the Jackson Lab are making important strides to conquer substance use disorders that affect far too many Mainers,” U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King said in a joint statement.
“We welcome this continued investment to help scientists better understand, prevent and treat substance use and protect individuals, families, and communities across Maine,” they said.