Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab
The Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Laboratory is focused on using strong research methods and state of the art neuroimaging tools to investigate the emotional and cognitive factors that influence pain as well as the neural plastic changes that occur in chronic pain. We use neuropsychology, pharmacology, clinical research, and/or neuroimaging approaches to investigate normal pain processing, pain disorders, and treatment options.
Explore Our Fellowship Opportunities
We offer several fellowships to provide educational opportunities for physicians, psychologists, nurses, and physical and occupational therapists interested in specializing in pain medicine. In addition, seminars, webinars, symposia, and journal clubs are conducted throughout the year so that all members of the Division of Pain Medicine can keep abreast of research breakthroughs and other developments in the field of pain medicine.
Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry (CHOIR)
In response to the Institute of Medicine’s Report "Relieving Pain in America," Stanford has developed and implemented the Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry (CHOIR) system. This open source, open standard, free data-collection software was created in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Latest Stories from Stanford Pain News
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Bridging the inherent relationship between pain and emotion
Stanford postdoctoral scholar Gadi Gilam highlights the inherent relationship between pain and emotion in a paper published today in the journal Neuron.
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The National Pain Report Closes its Doors: An Interview with Ed Coghlan
In unfortunate news, The National Pain Report, a mainstay of online pain-related journalism, reported in April that it is closing shop.
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