CTPM - Research

Basic, clinical and translational research within the Center for Translational Pain Medicine aims to identify and understand complexities of human pain by examining the entire bio-psycho-social spectrum of acute, chronic and/or overlapping pain conditions. Its multidisciplinary approach to research initiatives includes:

  • Inquiry into roles of hundreds of molecular substances in the development or persistence of pain in animals
  • Development of new methods to measure psychological and environmental risks associated with a variety of disorders
  • Controlled clinical trials comparing effects of therapies based on their individual genetic characteristics

The CTPM allows investigators to conduct animal, laboratory-based, clinical and bioinformatics research with the opportunity to:

  • Screen and enroll research subjects
  • Conduct physical examinations and specialized pain testing
  • Administer questionnaires and study procedures
  • Collect and distribute bio-specimens
  • Monitor subject behavior and safety
  • Collect and enter study data
  • Perform laboratory-based biological and genetic tests
  • Access and analyze study data
  • Discuss study design, analytic methods, recruitment strategies, planned or accidental study findings with leading experts

Updates & Announcements

Duke Innovative Pain Therapies
Specialty Practice at Brier Creek
Accepting Patients & Referrals!

Pain Journal Club
First Friday of the month
12 – 1 PM | GSRBIII 6130

American Pain Society
Stay up-to-date on the latest pain-related news, research and events!


Contact Us

Center for Translational Pain Medicine
Medical Sciences Research Building (MSRB) III, 6th floor
3 Genome Court
Durham, NC 27710

Patryk Utulu
Staff Assistant
Office: 919-684-2136

Cynthia Hoglen
Project Manager
Office: 919-681-9940

Chris KeithResearch