PREP Faculty Recognized by the American Academy of Pain Medicine

March 22, 2017

L-R Dr Zahid Bajwa, Dr Dan Carr, Founder of PREP and President of AAPM, Dr Libby Bradshaw, Academic Director of PREP

On March 17, at its annual meeting held in Orlando, Florida, The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) formally recognized the faculty of the Tufts Pain Research, Education and Policy Program (PREP) for providing interprofessional pain education since 1999 to practicing health professionals as well as students seeking to transition to graduate or professional degree programs. The theme of this year’s AAPM meeting was Pain as a Public Health Issue. The PREP program is housed within Tufts University School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health making the recognition of its faculty especially appropriate.

Receiving Presidential Commendations were PREP faculty members:

Libby Bradshaw, DO, MS, Academic Director of the PREP program at Tufts University School of Medicine

Zahid Bajwa, MD

Ariana Desillier, MD

Carol Curtiss, RN, MS

Richard Glickman-Simon, MD

Lewis Hays, MD, MPH

Ronald Kulich, PhD

Ewan McNichol, RPh, MS

Srdjan Nedeljkovic, MD

Pamela Ressler, MS, RN, HNB-BC

Sharon Schwarzburg, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, CGP,FAGPA

Steven Scrivani, DDS, DmedSc

Marybeth Singer, MS, ANP-BC, AOCN, ACHPN

Maureen Strafford, MD

Additionally, Cindy Steinberg, longtime colleague of the PREP program received a Presidential Commendation for her ongoing leadership and advocacy for individuals living with chronic pain through the US Pain Foundation, and Michael Schatman, PhD, a a new member of the PREP faculty and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pain Research, presented at the annual meeting.

Selection of the recipients of the AAPM recognition was on the basis of their individual and collective contributions to improve the lives of people living with chronic pain.

The PREP program is honored to be recognized  by the AAPM for the contributions it has made in leading the way with an interprofessional educational program that addresses the multidimensional public health burden of pain by preparing diverse learners to contribute with expertise and compassion to pain research, education and policy.

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