Senator Mark Warner Explores National Security and Opioid Epidemic in Roanoke Valley Healthcare Roundtable and Lynchburg Centra Hospital Visit

Local health experts convene with Senator Warner for roundtable discussion

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) met with health leaders in the Roanoke Valley at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC for a roundtable discussion. During the meeting, research leaders showcased their current projects and recent achievements. The senator expressed his interest in learning more about biotechnology and its potential importance for national security in the future. He acknowledged the cutting-edge work being done at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and the 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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