Senator Mark Warner’s Visit to Roanoke Valley Encourages Innovation in Biotechnology and Combat Opioid Epidemic

Local health experts convene with Senator Warner for roundtable discussion

In the Roanoke Valley, health leaders gathered at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC for a roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). During this meeting, research leaders presented their current projects and recent achievements to the senator. Senator Warner expressed his interest in learning more about biotechnology and its potential importance for national security in the future. He recognized the cutting-edge work being done at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and the medical school, emphasizing the need for increased federal funding in the industry.

Later, Senator Warner visited Centra Hospital in Lynchburg to address the ongoing opioid epidemic. He highlighted the critical importance of continuing efforts to combat this crisis and support individuals affected by addiction. By engaging with local health leaders and exploring innovative research initiatives, Senator Warner aims to address healthcare challenges and promote progress in biotechnology.

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