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Drs. Johnson and Booker New Publication

Congrats to Drs. Alisa Johnson and Star Booker on their new publication. Read more about the importance of prevention, restoration, rehabilitation, and palliation in pain management. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33972196/…

Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida Promoted

Congratulation to PRICE Associate Director Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida who was recently promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure at the University of Florida. We are so proud of you!!…

Drs. Fullwood and Terry New Publication

Congratulations to Dr. Fullwood and Dr. Terry for their publication in the Journal of Pain. The cross-sectional study investigates whether pain catastrophizing mediates the relationship between ethnicity/race and pain, disability, and physical function in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. These results point to the need for interventions that target…

Dr. Steve Pratscher New Publication

Congrats Steve Pratscher on his recent publication “Optimizing Chronic Pain Treatment with Enhanced Neuroplastic Responsiveness: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial” in Nutrients! Pilot studies test the feasibility and acceptability of study procedures before committing to a much larger, in-depth randomized controlled trial (RCT). This pilot, conducted under Dr.

Dr. Star Booker Receives Award

Dr. Star Booker, always making us proud! Congratulation on receiving the UF College of Nursing Award for Diversity and Inclusion. Your local and national effort will never go unnoticed!…

Drs. Sibille and Bartley Receive NIA Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Sibille and Dr. Emily Bartley for receiving a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Research Centers Collaborative Network. In collaboration with Dr. Amber Brooks from Wake Forest, their grant titled “Protective Resilience Index for Successful Aging in Musculoskeletal Pain (PRISM)”, will allow…

Dr. Aaron Mickle Receives R21 Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Aaron Mickle for receiving an R21 grant from the National Institute of Health. Dr. Mickle’s grant will use an animal model of spinal cord injury to restore bladder function using optogenetics, a method for controlling a neuron’s activity using light. The project’s long-term goal is…

New Publication- Chronic pain and the brain

Illustration by Dr. Jared Tanner. Congratulations to Kimberly Sibille and Jared Tanner on their study of non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic white adults links chronic knee pain and key demographic factors to differences in areas of the brain tied to memory. The article titled “Relationships Between Chronic Pain Stage, Cognition,…

New Publication- Knee Pain Trajectories

Congratulations to Drs. Alisa Johnson, Terrie Vasilopoulos, and colleagues on their article “Knee Pain Trajectories over 18 Months in non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic White Adults with or at Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis” accepted for publication in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. The study assessed whether pain increases, stays the same,…

Dr. Calia Morais is selected to serve on RCMAR Scientist Advisory Board

Congratulations to Dr. Calia Morais for being selected to serve on the Scientist Advisory Board of the Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Coordinating Center. Scientists on this board address issues of racial justice and promote the careers of future RCMAR scientists. To learn more about the RCMAR…

Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference

Our PRICE faculty had a superstar lineup at this year’s Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference. Dr. Alisa Johnson’s presentation, Pain and its Management: Strategies and Outcomes in Older Adults with or at Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis, provided a compelling discussion investigating the use of self-management strategies among older…

Join the new US Association for Study of Pain

PRICE is honored to see many of our UF Pain Members be part of the 41 individuals that formed the United States Association for Study of Pain (USASP). This new initiative represents scientists nationwide who collaboratively research, diagnose, and treat pain in the United States.

Dr. Bartley receives pilot funding for a new resilience study

Congratulations to Dr. Emily Bartley for receiving pilot funding from the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center for her study, “Pain Resilience and Inflammatory Marker Expression – PRIME.” This research will allow her to examine the contributions of psychological resilience and inflammatory markers with measures of disability…