The Center for Translational Pain Medicine (CTPM) represents a novel entity that is transforming the way that we diagnose and treat painful conditions. A guiding principle of the CTPM, which is driving the discovery of new and innovative therapies, is the recognition that patients suffering from painful conditions require a multidisciplinary, multidimensional approach to diagnose the cause of a patient’s pain condition and to identify the most effective treatment. Research initiatives are underway that are rapidly unraveling the mysteries of pain. This new center will further expand Duke’s existing clinical and research program in innovative pain therapies by bringing together, under one umbrella, leading basic scientists, clinicians and clinical researchers who have a common core mission of unraveling the causes of painful conditions to better improve patient care.

Tradition • Innovation • Translation