Senator Warner Tours Health Facilities, Urges Increased Federal Funding for Biotechnology and Combats Opioid Epidemic

Local health experts convene with Senator Warner for roundtable discussion

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) recently held a roundtable discussion with health leaders in the Roanoke Valley at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. During the 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 praised the cutting-edge work being done at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and 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 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 critical healthcare challenges and promote progress in the field of biotechnology.

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