The Chronic Pain Research Consortium (CPRC) at Duquesne University is dedicated to
addressing the problem of chronic pain by tailoring our multidisciplinary research
efforts to the needs of patients and clinicians. The consortium itself is a unique
collaborative group of patients, clinicians, and basic scientists.
Our combined expertise in pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, molecular imaging, neuroscience,
and animal behavior promote a dynamic environment to solve the complex challenges
of pain management.
Our research priorities include cancer pain, involvement of the immune system in pain,
and the interaction of stress and pain. For a more complete description of our interests
please see the Research Directions page.
As a group, CPRC does not directly see pain patients or interact with pain patients
in the clinic. However, the CPRC does recognize that one of the biggest challenges
for pain treatment and research is access to information. In the interest in helping
patients, clinicians, and scientists, we have included here a very brief list of local
(i.e. the Pittsburgh area), national, and international sources of information. These
websites/groups are not endorsed by or affiliated with the Chronic Pain Research Consortium
or Duquesne University.
Pain Research Forum
American Pain Society
American Chronic Pain Association
University of Pittsburgh Pain Medicine Program
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (University of Pittsburgh)
International Association for the Study of Pain
Participating Schools and Departments at Duquesne University