Pitt Center of Excellence in Pain Education received NIH Funding

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The National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded the University of Pittsburgh a $907,931 federal contract for the “University of Pittsburgh, Center of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPE): Pain Challenges in Primary Care.” Twenty-two faculty from five of the Schools of Health Sciences will collaborate to develop interactive virtual cases ranging from opioid misuse following wisdom teeth extraction to widespread pain and fibromyalgia.

Dr. Michael Chambers Inducted into the Charles G. Watson Chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society

Pitt Dental alumnus and resident Dr. Michael Chambers (DMD ’12) has been honored as a 2016 inductee into the Charles G. Watson Chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Chambers was selected by his peers of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Class of 2016 in recognition of his outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills. Before he attended dental school, Dr. Chambers served as a school band instructor.

Pitt-Led Cleft Lip and Palate Project Among the First Selected Under Federal Pediatric Research Act

By Allison Hydzik

An innovative federal initiative to accelerate research into pediatric diseases and conditions will fund a University of Pittsburgh-led effort to examine the entire genomes of nearly 1,300 people to learn more about the causes of cleft lip and palate, and look for treatments.