NIH Names 11 Centers of Excellence in Pain Education
designated 11 health professional schools Centers of Excellence in Pain Education. The centers will act as hubs for the development, evaluation and distribution of pain management curriculum resources to enhance pain education for healthcare professionals.
The awardees include the University of Washington in Seattle; the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia; Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Ill.; the University of Rochester (N.Y.); the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque; the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston; the University of Alabama at Birmingham; the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine in Philadelphia; the University of California at San Francisco; the University of Maryland in Baltimore; and the University of Pittsburgh.
"These new centers will translate current research findings about pain management to fill what have been recognized as gaps in curricula so clinicians in all fields can work with their patients to make better and safer choices about pain treatment," said NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Many of the centers will build curricula across several of their health professional schools.
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