Senator Warner Tackles National Security and Opioid Epidemic during Virginia Visit

Local health experts convene with Senator Warner for roundtable discussion

U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) recently met with health leaders in the Roanoke Valley to discuss current projects and recent achievements at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. During the roundtable discussion, research leaders showcased their work and highlighted the potential importance of biotechnology for national security in the future. Senator Warner expressed his interest in learning more about this cutting-edge field and emphasized 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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