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Pain: Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine

Hopkins Pain Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health offer a postdoctoral training program for fellows interested developing an interdisciplinary program of pain research.

Co-Directors: Gayle Page (SON) and Jennifer Haythornthwaite (SOM)
Positions: Four
Years 1-5: 9/30/05 – 7/31/10 by the National Institutes of Health through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant T32 MH75884
Years 6-10: 7/1/2010-6/30/2015 Jointly funded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute of Nursing Research, Grant # T32 NS070201

The goal of this 2-year postdoctoral program is to prepare fellows to work within an interdisciplinary research team to address the complex challenge of pain. This is achieved by integrating training in two or more areas of expertise – behavioral/social science, neuroscience or clinical research. 

The program incorporates coursework, mentored research experiences in at least two core areas, an individual research project, preparation of an extramural grant application, and experience in writing and publishing papers. Each fellow is collaboratively mentored by two faculty, each representing a different area of expertise in behavioral/social science, biomedical or clinical research.

Core Faculty

Our Core faculty includes 5 behavioral scientists, 12 clinical researchers and 13 neuroscience researchers. Each Core faculty member is actively engaged in pain research, engaged in the education and training of young investigators, and committed to interdisciplinary collaboration.

Equal Opportunity

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply; the NIH salary structure is followed.
Equal Opportunity

Learning Objectives

The learning objectives are: (1) to understand broad conceptualizations of pain including cognitive, emotional, behavioral, social and biological processes; (2) to develop skills for communicating, networking and collaborating with scientists in other disciplines; (3) to design and conduct an integrative study of pain as a primary symptom; and (4) to develop a career plan for an interdisciplinary program of pain research.

More Information:
Core Faculty and Research Interests
Postdoctoral Application Materials

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