Drs. Jordt and Maixner with lab researcher in lab

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