Facebook Fridays- January 4th-8th

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Monday, January 4: News Article 

We can probably all agree that 2020 was a tough year, but as sayings go – “out with the old, in with the new.” The New Year is often a time for hope, prosperity, and new beginnings, and in the spirit of traditions, to set those New Year’s Resolutions. For many, these goals may center around losing weight, engaging in a new hobby, or spending more time with family and friends. Whatever those resolutions may be for you, it’s important to set small, achievable goals, not to get discouraged by setbacks, and to celebrate accomplishments, no matter how small they may be. Follow these additional tips to live a happier and healthier 2021 and to make those resolutions stick.  

News Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/29/well/live/new-years-resolutions-2021.html 


Wednesday, January 6: Accomplishment 

Hot off the press! Congratulations to Dr. Soamy Montesino-Goicolea for her first-author paper published in Molecular Pain. In this truly multidisciplinary collaboration with the departments of Community Dentistry, Neuroscience, and Biostatistics, this article highlights new epigenetic insights implicating immune GABAergic signaling mechanisms in musculoskeletal pain in older adults. Although replication in larger cohorts is urgently needed, the findings may help facilitate the development and targeting of future interventions across the lifespan. Congratulations, Dr. Montesino-Goicolea and team! 

You can find the full article from Molecular Pain here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33073674/ 

Friday, January 8: Accomplishment 

Congratulations to Maria Lakdawala for winning the “Best Poster Award” in Clinical Research at the inaugural conference of the United States Association for the Study of Pain (USASP). While previous research has largely focused on single measures to examine resilience in chronic pain, Maria’s poster, “Exploring the Multidimensional Nature of Resilience in Pain and Aging Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain”, highlights how targeting protective factors across multiple psychological, social, and health-related domains may provide a more comprehensive picture of resilient functioning.  Maria is currently an undergraduate working with Dr. Emily Bartley and is majoring in microbiology and cell science. This was Maria’s first poster presentation and we are incredibly proud of her! 

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