Given the intensity of the overdose epidemic, Dean Burke has launched a new Pilot Grant Program entitled Advancing Research on Opioid Drug and Heroin Addiction. Awards will be for $25,000 for one year, and we expect to fund 3 projects. Projects should address important aspects of opioid drug and/or heroin drug addiction and build on existing studies in the Graduate School of Public Health, adding new science by obtaining novel measures or outcomes. Electronic applications (including cover sheet) should be emailed to Mary Brady, Executive Assistant to the Deanbradym1@pitt.edu by November 26, 2015. Questions should be directed to Dr. Jane Cauley, Associate Dean of Research (firstname.lastname@example.org ).