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Nursing co-leads designated NIH Center of Excellence in Pain Education

Ardith Doorenbos Blurb image

Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million Americans, costing up to $635 billion in medical treatment and lost productivity each year. Yet pain management is often not taught in many health professional schools. Recognizing the need for this change, the NIH has selected 12 schools to develop pain curricula with the University of Washington named the lead site. These curricula will advance the assessment, diagnosis and safe treatment of a wide variety of pain conditions.