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Translational Research Initiative for Pain and Neuropathy at VCU (TRIPN)

The Translational Research Initiative for Pain and Neuropathy at Virginia Commonwealth University is dedicated to bridging the gap between basic science research, clinical research, and management of pain and neuropathy.

Mission & Goals

The Translational Research Initiative for Pain and Neuropathy at Virginia Commonwealth University is dedicated to bridging the gap between basic science research, clinical research, and management of pain and neuropathy.

Mission

To bridge the gap between basic science and clinical research of pain and neuropathy at VCU with the overarching goal of improved patient care and quality of life

Goals

  • Promote academic collaboration and interaction between basic and clinical researchers
  • Increase the number and quality of multidisciplinary collaborative pain research projects
  • Advance a mechanism- and system-based clinical pain and neuropathy research program
  • Facilitate and encourage clinical trials of new or repurposed medications for pain and neuropathy
  • Advocate for training the next generation of pain and neuropathy researchers

Programs

The TRIPN initiative advances its mission of bridging the gap between basic science and clinical research on pain and neuropathy through the following programs:

Research Meetings

Our monthly research meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM in McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 12th floor conference rooms 12-101 and 102, at 1201 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23298.

Our meetings include:

  • Research Presentation (25-30 minutes) followed by questions and answers
  • Research Update (10-15 minutes) from fellows, students, and junior investigators. These can be informal research updates, case studies, preliminary data, or other updates followed by questions and answers.

Please contact Teri Dulong-Rae by email at teri.dulongrae@vcuhealth.org to schedule your presentation at our research meetings, specifying whether you would like to give the long format presentation or the brief research update.

View a full schedule of our meetings and speakers: (link coming soon)

Travel Support

The TRIPN initiative provides travel support to meetings for graduate students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. We will advertise each meeting for which we plan to provide funding on our TRIPN mailing list. To join our mailing list, please email Teri Dulong-Rae at teri.dulongrae@vcuhealth.org.

Please send all requests for travel funding to Teri Dulong-Rae at teri.dulongrae@vcuhealth.org (email) with your CV and a brief description of your project and goals for the conference you would like to attend.

News and Updates

NIH HEAL EPPIC-NET (Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network)

Download a copy of the meeting presentation here.

 

Please join our mailing list to receive regular news and updates on pain and neuropathy research at VCU as well as invitations to our monthly research meetings and notifications of research conferences at VCU and other institutions. To join our mailing list, please email Teri Dulong-Rae at teri.dulongrae@vcuhealth.org.

Pilot Translational Research Grants

More information coming soon!

TRIPN encourages a broad and innovative research portfolio by submitting individual and multi-investigator grants to NIH, private foundations, and industry.

Yearly TRIPN Symposium

November 5, 2019

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Virginia Commonwealth University MCV Campus

Join us for our first annual symposium, a series of lectures and discussions on translational research, pain and neuropathy at Virginia Commonwealth University. Registration is free.

Research Meetings

Translational Research Initiative for Pain and Neuropathy (TRIPN) monthly research meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM in McGlothlin Medical Education Center, 12th floor conference rooms 12-101 and 102, at 1201 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23298.

Our meetings include:

  • Research Presentation (25-30 minutes) followed by questions and answers
  • Research Update (10-15 minutes) from fellows, students, and junior investigators. These can be informal research updates, case studies, preliminary data, or other updates followed by questions and answers.
  • Research Collaborative: discussion of funding opportunities and research proposals with group feedback.

Please contact Teri Dulong-Rae by email at teri.dulongrae@vcuhealth.org to schedule your presentation at our research meetings, specifying whether you would like to give the long format presentation or the brief research update.

Click the panels below to see information about each meeting.

About Us

Leadership

Dr. Imad Damaj [View Image]Imad Damaj, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
m.damaj@vcuhealth.org

 

 

Dr. Egidio Del Fabbro [View Image]

 

Egidio Del Fabbro, MD 

Palliative Care Endowed Chair and Program Director
egidio.delfabbro@vcuhealth.org

 

 


Administration

Teri Dulong-Rae
Program Manager 
teri.dulongrae@vcuhealth.org


 Advisory Board

John F. Butterworth, IV, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

William L. Dewey, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Michael S. Donnenberg, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Susan G. Kornstein, MD
Professor and Director of Clinical Research, Department of Psychiatry

Aron H. Lichtman, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Steven R. Grossman, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care

A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology

Join our Mailing List

Please join our mailing list to receive regular news and updates on pain and neuropathy research at VCU as well as invitations to our monthly research meetings and notifications of research conferences at VCU and other institutions. To join our mailing list, please fill out the form.Join Our Mailing List

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