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Apr 8, 2021

JR Westberg is a researcher for the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minnesota. Hennepin County Medical Center is one of the oldest non-profit hospitals in Minnesota. 

In this episode, we hear more about JR’s research on opioid use after trauma and the role of research on pain medication. 

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