Sep 29, 2023
This supplement to existing HEAL clinical research awards funds the training of early career individuals in clinical pain research. Our trainee is Abby Chiu.
We will offer a structured, milestone-based training in clinical pain research.
Aim 1: Learn clinical phenotyping of patients with pain. Understand the psychometric properties of measures, know the key domains, considerations important in selecting measures for pain studies, know how to score and interpret state-of-the art clinical pain measures, and apply the knowledge to the results of our studies.
Aim 2: Learn somatosensory phenotyping of patients with pain. Understand the rationale and principles of somatosensory phenotyping / quantitative sensory tests (QST), know the applications to pain research, be able to administer QST to patients, interpret the results, and apply the knowledge to the results of our studies.
Aim 3: Learn how to design, implement, and analyze clinical pain studies. Clinical study design and implementation, including randomized controlled efficacy and effectiveness studies, and longitudinal studies; basics of biostatistics, such as descriptive analysis, group comparison, and correlation; basics of grant writing.
Aim 4: Learn how to disseminate research results via abstracts, posters, and manuscripts. The candidate will learn how to write abstracts and posters for scientific meetings, and papers for peer-reviewed journals.