Partnering on Pain Research: NIH, DoD, and VA Announce Pain Management Collaboratory Funding Initiative
Dr. Eve Reider
January 4, 2017
A new analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey shows that American veterans not only experience a higher prevalence of pain but also more severe pain than nonveterans. Although opioids are often prescribed to treat chronic pain, research has not shown them to be very effective and there are many pitfalls to long-term use.
The Herbs at a Glance series has recently been updated. The series consists of brief fact sheets that provide basic information about specific herbs or botanicals—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.
Resources for Researchers
Technical Assistance Webinar: NIH/DoD/VA Pain Management Collaboratory Funding Opportunity - Coordinating Center and Demonstration Projects
Monday, January 23, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. ET
NCCIH will host an hour-long pre-application technical assistance webinar for two new funding opportunities:
- NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory - Coordinating Center (U24) RFA-AT-17-002
- NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory - Pragmatic Clinical Trials Demonstration Projects (UH2/UH3) RFA-AT-17-001
Webinar speakers from NCCIH, the U.S. Department of Defense and Veterans Administration will provide pre-application technical assistance and convey important information to prospective grant applicants, including an overview of the research grant submission process; an in-depth discussion of the funding opportunity announcements; and what to expect in the peer-review process. The presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET. An interactive Q&A session will follow at 2 p.m. ET. Register now.
Technical Assistance Videocast for RFA RM-16-019 "NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory - Demonstration Projects for Pragmatic Clinical Trials (UG3/UH3)"
Pain Lecture: Challenges to Translational Pain Research
January 12, 2017, 11 a.m. ET; Building 35A, NIH Campus (no remote option are available for this lecture)
Live Chat: Twitter Chat on Health and Well-Being
January 26, 2017, 3 p.m. ET