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.
March 22nd, 2017
L-R Marta Illueca, Heather Tick, Elvira Lange, Beth Murinson Hogans
by Pamela Katz Ressler, MS, RN, HNB-BC, faculty Pain Research, Education and Policy Program, Tufts University School of Medicine, and PREP-Aired blog moderator
The American Academy of Pain Medicine recently held a scientific meeting with several PREP-affiliated presenters. The topic “Non-pharmacological/Integrative Therapies: Pearls” was moderated by former PREP student, Heather Tick, MD, of the University Washington, Seattle.
The panel featured current PREP student, Marta Illueca, MD, sharing insights on spirituality and religion-based therapies across the continuum of pain and suffering; as well as PREP guest lecturer, Beth Murinson Hogans, MD discussing evidence-based recommendations for acupressure versus trigger-point massage.
Current PREP student Marta Illueca presenting at AAPM Scientific Meeting
Additionally, Elvira Lange, MD introduced evidence-based hypnotic techniques in acute care settings to the audience.
The Pain Research, Education and Policy Program (PREP) is exceptionally proud that program’s director and co-founder, Dan Carr, MD is currently serving as the president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, furthering the mission of the PREP program: “To champion 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.”
L-R Beth Murinson Hogans, Libby Bradshaw (Academic Director, PREP), Marta Illueca, Elvira Lange, Heather Tick, Dan Carr (Director and co-Founder PREP)
April 25th, 2016
by Pamela Katz Ressler, RN, BSN, HN-BC, MS-PREP graduate student, PREP-AIRED blog moderator and administrator, Tufts University School of Medicine
Chronic pain is elusive, often impossible to visualize or describe, and a continuing challenge for patients and health care providers alike. The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 76.5 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, an all encompassing term which includes pain that persists for months or years, often with no visible evidence of underlying injury. A recent Time Magazine Health Special featured an informative series of articles on the issue of chronic pain with new insights from the bench and the bedside, as well as patient stories reflecting on the challenges of living with pain.
Leading voices in pain management are quoted extensively in the Times Magazine health special focusing on chronic pain, one of whom is Dr. Rollin M. Gallagher, editor of Pain Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Past President. The Tufts University Pain Research, Education and Policy Program is honored that Dr. Gallagher will be presenting the annual Sackler Lecture at Tufts Medical Center on April 21. Dr. Gallagher will be addressing the complex pain management issues of today’s combat veterans.
For more information about the 2011 Sackler Lecture, please click here.
March 27th, 2011