National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health presents “Strengthening Collaborations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.” (photo: EJ Hersom)
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.
Dr. Steve Martino and Dr. Marc Rosen, both substance use researchers at VA Connecticut Healthcare System in New Haven, aim to introduce the array of services available through VA to Veterans who are suffering from pain.
Twelve research projects will focus on developing, implementing, and testing cost-effective, large-scale, real-world research on nondrug approaches for pain management.