Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) special supplement (May 2018) features state-of-the-art updates on non-pharmacological approaches to chronic musculoskeletal pain management.
National Pain Newsletter Published by the VA Pain Program OfficeMay 2018 The VA Pain Program Office published its first issue of the National Pain Newsletter. The newsletter features an introduction by Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD, the Acting National Program Director for Pain Management, Veterans Health Administration and announces the names of the National Pain Management Strategy […]
Robert Kerns, PhD, spoke with JAMA about the creation of the Pain Management Collaboratory and its goals for this multi-agency initiative.
Robert D. Kerns, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Neurology and of Psychology, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) of the National Institutes of Health.
Building on extensive, well-established NIH research, the initiative is a trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.
Twelve research projects will focus on developing, implementing, and testing cost-effective, large-scale, real-world research on nondrug approaches for pain management.