Health leaders from the region and Senator Warner convene for a roundtable discussion

Senator Mark Warner Tours Roanoke Valley Health Institutions and Vows to Boost Biotech Funding, Address Opioid Epidemic

During a roundtable discussion at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) met with health leaders from the Roanoke Valley. The research leaders shared information about their current projects and recent accomplishments, piquing Warner’s interest in learning more about biotech and its potential role in national security.

The senator emphasized the cutting-edge work being done at the institute and medical school, indicating that increased federal funding for the industry may be on the horizon. After his visit to the research institute, Warner made a second stop at Centra Hospital in Lynchburg to address the ongoing opioid epidemic, demonstrating his commitment to addressing critical health issues in the region.

Warner’s engagements with health leaders and researchers highlight the importance of innovation and collaboration in advancing healthcare initiatives. By supporting research efforts and addressing public health challenges, valuable progress can be made in improving the well-being of communities in Virginia and beyond.

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