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A Long, Slow Ouch

UF Health study suggests that as we age, we may all become more sensitive to pain. The research suggests for the first time that inflammation may occur more quickly and at a higher magnitude — and stay around longer — when older adults experience pain versus when younger adults experience…

Vaughn receives Leighton E. Cluff Award

Congratulations to Ivana A. Vaughn, recent Graduate/Professional recipient of the $1200 Leighton E. Cluff Award for Aging Research. The competitive award program seeks to increase students’ scholarly investigation and research on issues related to older adults and the aging process. Applicants were required to submit a scholarly research project pertaining…

PRICE Awarded Grant for Postdoctoral Training in Pain and Aging Research

In collaboration with the UF Institute on Aging, PRICE has been awarded a $1.2 million postdoctoral training grant to support the Integrative and Multidisciplinary Pain and Aging Research Training (IMPART) Program. This NIA-funded program will support four postdoctoral fellows with a broad range of research interests in pain and aging.

Journal Club Meeting May 26, 2015

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm Location: Dental Sciences Building, Room D7-11 Greetings, Recently a federal advisory group released a draft version of its National Pain Strategy (see attached), which seeks to redefine the way pain is perceived and treated in the U.S. The strategy ultimately derives from a mandate in the…

Pain Connections Meeting June 4, 2015

Dear Colleagues: At this time I would like to announce our first meeting of Pain Connections for 2015.  I look forward to seeing everyone back again for what promises to be another interesting presentation and opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues!! At the June meeting the speaker will…

Journal Club Meeting April 28, 2015

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm Location: Dental Sciences Building, Room D7-11 Greetings, The term “epigenetics” was originally coined to describe a conceptual solution to a phenomenon that arises as a fundamental consideration of developmental biology (Waddington, 1942). Some years later the field of epigenetics came to be known as the branch…

Journal Club Meeting April 14, 2015

Greetings, The next meeting of Pain Journal Club is scheduled for Tuesday April 14th (D7-11; 11:30-1:00). Cancer pain is a common yet often overlooked aspect of cancer management, partly due to the focus of cancer removal/treatment. The mechanisms underlying this pain are unclear and further complicated by the multiple modalities…

Call for Pain Research Day Papers

May 1, 2015, Deadline We would like to invite poster submissions for Pain Research Day 2015. All trainees and investigators are invited to submit abstracts for pain-related research to be presented as posters at Pain Research Day. New submissions as well as posters that have been presented at other national…

Journal Club Meeting March 24, 2015

Time:  11:30am – 1:00pm Location: Dental Sciences Building, Room D7-11 Greetings! The descending control of pain was a major focus of research in the 1970’s and 80’s and throughout history has been used to explain such things as acupuncture analgesia, the placebo effect, the mechanism of antidepressant drugs and deep…