Chronic Pain Research Consortium
A Collaboration to Study Pain
The Chronic Pain Research Consortium (CPRC) at Duquesne University is dedicated to addressing the problem of chronic pain by tailoring our multidisciplinary research efforts to the needs of patients and clinicians. The consortium itself is a unique collaborative group of patients, clinicians, and basic scientists.
- Our combined expertise in pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, molecular imaging, neuroscience, and animal behavior promote a dynamic environment to solve the complex challenges of pain management.
- Our research priorities include cancer pain, involvement of the immune system in pain, and the interaction of stress and pain. For a more complete description of our interests please see the Research Directions page.
Chronic Pain Research Consortium members Ben Kolber (Department of Biological Sciences) and Kevin Tidgewell (Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences) have been awarded a 2013 Sharon S. Keller Chronic Pain Research Grant from the American Pain Society.
The Chronic Pain Research Consortium has been highlighted in the Chronicle, a quarterly newsletter published by American Chronic Pain Association (pg. 10, March 2012 Issue; see full article). The American Chronic Pain Association is a patient advocacy group founded in 1980.
Undergraduate student Jarred Stratton (Biological Sciences) has been named a 2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellow by the American Physiological Society. Stratton's award and proposal were highlighted in the Duquesne University Newsroom. His proposal focuses on developing a better system for modeling chronic bladder pain. Stratton performed this research in the lab of Dr. Benedict Kolber, Biological Sciences.