Thomas Van de Ven, MD, PhD, Receives Department of Defense Award

The VA division would like to congratulate DIG recipient Thomas Van de Ven, MD, PhD, who has received a 3-year, $1.5 million Department of Defense (DoD) Neurosensory Research grant renewal for his VIPER (Veterans Integrated Pain Evaluation Research) study entitled “Chronic Pain after Amputation: Inflammatory Mechanisms, Novel Analgesic Pathways, and Improved Patient Safety.”

Dr. Van de Ven and his staff will be funded for 3 years from this grant, and it will allow him to continue his work in chronic pain in amputation patients, specifically inflammatory mechanisms, novel analgesic pathways, and improved patient safety. Other personnel involved in this study are LTC Dr. Chester Buckenmaier, Associate Professor at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Dr. Andrew Shaw, former Duke faculty and now Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The VA division is delighted to share his success with our scientific community and look forward to his work assisting and honoring our wounded warriors.

Chris KeithThomas Van de Ven, MD, PhD, Receives Department of Defense Award