When people think of pain management, they often think of pain pills; however, there are many other treatments available. One of those options is pain psychology. Sarah K. Buday, PhD, provides valuable insight into what pain psychology is and how it can improve a patient’s pain.
Jose Moron-Concepcion, PhD, the Henry E. Mallinckrodt Professor of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been appointed to a four-year term on the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council. The council is an extension of the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Department of Anesthesiology is delighted to announce that Burel R. Goodin, PhD, is joining Washington University School of Medicine as professor of anesthesiology March 1, 2023.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Jessica J. Justmann, MD, and Robert A. Swarm, MD, professor of anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis were recently recognized as Top Pain Medicine Doctors for 2022 by Castle Connolly.
Adding to a growing body of evidence that, for many, problems related to COVID-19 linger longer than the initial infection, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that some people infected during the pandemic’s early months experienced symptoms of peripheral neuropathy — pain, tingling and numbness in the hands and feet — during and following their bouts with the virus.
The Daniel X. Freedman Award is given for outstanding achievements in basic research by a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator and honors outstanding scientists working to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illness.
The Pain Management Center was recently honored with a 5-star award from the Professional Research Consultants (PRC). This award designation is given annually to facilities that score in the top 10% of PRC’s national client database.
What if it were possible to develop a pain killer that could curb the negative emotions associated with pain without causing euphoria? Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have taken a step toward that goal. Studying rodents, they have shown they can block receptors in the brain responsible for the emotional components of pain and restore the animal’s motivation. Their findings could lay the groundwork for developing new, less addictive approaches to pain treatment.
Robert W. Gereau IV, PhD, has been named the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.