NIH Names 11 Schools as Pain Education Centers Of Excellence

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pain Consortium designated 11 health professional schools as Centers of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPE). The schools will act as hubs for the development, evaluation and distribution of pain management curriculum resources for pharmacy, nursing, dental and medical schools. The new Centers of Excellence in Pain Education were selected by the NIH Pain Consortium after a contract solicitation process and review. The awardees are the University of Washington, Seattle; the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia; Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; the University of Rochester, N.Y.; the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston; the University of Alabama at Birmingham; the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia; the University of California, San Francisco; the University of Maryland, Baltimore; and the University of Pittsburgh. Many of the new CoEPEs will build curricula across several of their health professional schools.