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Congratulations to one of our Learning Cohort Partners, Angela Hagaman!

Angela Hagaman, Operations Director for East Tennessee State University College of Public Health’s Addiction Science Center, has been selected as a JEAP Initiative Trainee. The JEAP Initiative’s full project title is “Building a Lasting Foundation to Advance Actionable Research on Recovery Support Services for High Risk Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder: The Initiative for Justice and Emerging Adult Populations.”

The JEAP Initiative Training Institute is a two-year individualized training and mentoring program designed to support early career scientists in becoming NIH-funded researchers focused on recovery support services. As part of the JEAP Initiative's focus on centering the voices of people with lived experience, the Training Institute prioritized applicants with lived experience or who are from backgrounds underrepresented in research careers.

“My participation will not only expand my research expertise," said Ms. Hagaman, "It will also have a positive impact on ETSU’s community-engaged recovery research portfolio."

The JEAP Initiative is a partnership between the Oregon Social Learning Center, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Sponsors Inc., and supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It aims to advance research on the efficacy/effectiveness of peer recovery supports and recovery residences for emerging adults and justice-involved adults with substance use disorder. Its goals are to identify priority areas of research via engaging individuals in recovery and providers/payors, grow the field of skilled early career investigators focused on this research, provide seed funds and guidance to produce preliminary studies for National Institutes of Health funding, and conduct dissemination and outreach to the larger field.

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