Recent News

Relationships Between Cognitive Screening Composite Scores and Pain Intensity and Pain Disability in Adults with/at Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis

May 9, 2022: Congrats to Dr. Sam Crowley and co-authors on their recent publication in The Clinical Journal of Pain. The full article is available here: https://journals.lww.com/clinicalpain/Abstract/9900/Relationships_Between_Cognitive_Screhttps://journals.lww.com/clinicalpain/Abstract/9900/Relationships_Between_Cognitive_Screening.9.aspxening.9.aspx


Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education Awarded to Dr. Rene Przkora

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March 23, 2022: Congrats to Dr. Rene Przkora for his recent award, the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, for his educational accomplishments and contributions the Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program at UF!


The Rita Allen Foundation has named the 2021 class of Award in Pain Scholars

February 23, 2022: Congrats to Dr. Aaron Mickle for his recent award of the Rita Allen Foundation in Pain Scholars grant. Read more about Dr. Mickle and the other awardees here: Announcing the 2021 Award in Pain Scholars (memberclicks.net)


The Science and Practice of Resilience in Chronic Pain

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February 7, 2022: Drs. Hassett, Sibille, and Bartley will be presenting a symposia titled “The Science and Practice of Resilience in Chronic Pain” for the upcoming United States Association for the Study of Pain Annual Scientific Conference, to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 18-21, 2022.


Real-Time and Long-Term Effects of Medical Marijuana on Older Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study.

February 2, 2022: Congratulations to Dr. Wang and the Co-I team, Drs. Cook, Li, Przkora and Sibille, on the funding of their R01 NIA grant titled Real-Time and Long-Term Effects of Medical Marijuana on Older Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study. The goal of this project is to build a prospective cohort that innovatively combines technology-based ecological momentary assessments (EMA) and in-person visits over 12 months to obtain both subjective and objective data on medical marijuana’s short- and long-term effects on older adults with chronic pain.


AI-PAMI Presents: An Introduction to Auricular Acupuncture for Pain Management

A free webinar for health care providers working with adults aged 50+ with pain to learn more about auricular acupuncture from Irene Estores, MD, Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Florida. Dr. Estores will give an introduction to the protocol and acupoint zones used in this therapy. She will review the potential benefits and risks for older adult patients living with painful conditions.


When: February 18 from 12:00-1:00PM EST
Cost: FREE
Register online: www.rebrand.ly/earacu
Learn more about AI-PAMI at: www.tinyurl.com/agingwithpain
Presented in partnership with the University of Florida, Florida Blue Foundation and Aging and Integrative Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI)


VAMC Pain Research Working Group Invited Presentation: Applying the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework to Identify Needs and Opportunities on Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

When: February 2 at 1:00PM EST

Presenters: Dr. Monika Patel, M.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Management, University of Florida Health and Dr. Alisa Johnson, LMT, Ph.D., Department of Community Dentistry & Behavioral Science, Pain Research & Intervention Center of Excellence, College of Dentistry, University of Florida


Associations between Vitamin D, Omega 6: Omega 3 Ratio, and Biomarkers of Aging in Individuals Living with and without Chronic Pain

January 6, 2022: Congratulations to Dr. Akemi Wijayabahu and co-authors on their recent publication in the Nutrients Journal. The full article is available here: Nutrients | Free Full-Text | Associations between Vitamin D, Omega 6:Omega 3 Ratio, and Biomarkers of Aging in Individuals Living with and without Chronic Pain (mdpi.com)


Vulnerable Dispositional Traits and Chronic Pain: Predisposing but not Predetermining

December 6, 2021: Congratulations to Dr. Nicola Sambuco and co-authors on their recent publication in the Journal of Pain. The full article is available here: Vulnerable Dispositional Traits and Chronic Pain: Predisposing but not Predetermining – PubMed (nih.gov)


Applying the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework to identify needs and opportunities in chronic musculoskeletal pain research

September 16, 2021: Congratulations to the authors Patel, Johnson, Booker, Bartley, Palit, Powell-Roach, Terry, Fullwood, DeMonte, Mickle and Sibille on their recent publication in the Journal of Pain. A literature review was completed applying the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework and a research overview is provided of what has been accomplished and what is needed specific to chronic musculoskeletal pain and underrepresented ethnic/race groups. The full article is available here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34280570/


Blood flow restriction exercise to attenuate postoperative loss of function after total knee replacement: a randomized pilot study

August 26 2021: Congratulations to Dr. Przkora and co-authors on their recent publication in the European Journal of Translational Myology. Read the full article here: Blood flow restriction exercise to attenuate postoperative loss of function after total knee replacement: a randomized pilot study | European Journal of Translational Myology (pagepressjournals.org)


Chronic Pain Severity and Sociodemographics: An Evaluation of the Neurobiological Interface

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August 18, 2021: Congratulations to Dr. Tanner and the co-author team on the recent acceptance of their manuscript in the Journal of Pain. Read the article here: https://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900(21)00314-X/fulltext


Health outcomes among adults initiating medical cannabis for chronic pain: A 3-month prospective study incorporating ecological momentary assessment

July 20, 2021: Congratulations to Dr. Wang and her co-author team: Jean-Jacques, Li, Sibille, and Cook on the acceptance of their manuscript in Cannabis. Read the full article here: Health Outcomes among Adults Initiating Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain: A 3-month Prospective Study Incorporating Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) (nih.gov)


UF Health selected as study site for knee pain trial through EPPIC-Net

May 21, 2021: Dr. Rene Przkora, MD, PhD and colleagues from the University of Florida were selected as one of 20 sites across the nation to participate in an ongoing HEAL initiative study to identify nonopioid pain treatments. Read the full article here: https://anest.ufl.edu/2021/05/19/uf-health-selected-as-study-site-for-knee-pain-trial-through-eppic-net/


Optimizing Chronic Pain Treatment with Enhanced Neuroplastic Responsiveness: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

May 5, 2021: Congratulations to Steven Pratscher, PhD, Angela Mickle, MS, CCRP and the OPTIMIZE team for the recent publication in Nutrients. Click here to read the full article.


Relationships Between Chronic Pain Stage, Cognition, Temporal Lobe Cortex, and Sociodemographic Variables

April 27, 2021: Congratulations to the UPLOAD2 team and first author Dr. Jared Tanner on their article published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The article was recently highlighted by the University of Florida Health news. Click here to read the news release or here for the full article. 


Knee Pain Trajectories over 18 Months in non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic White Adults with or at Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis

April 16, 2021: Congratulations to Drs. Alisa Johnson and Terrie Vasilopoulos, their article was accepted for publication in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. Click here to read the full article.


Protective Resilience Index for Successful Aging in Musculoskeletal Pain (PRISM)

April, 13, 2021: Congratulations to the PRISM team: Emily Bartley PhD, Amber Brooks MD, Cynthia Garvan PhD, Angela Mickle MS, and Kimberly Sibille PhD, MA on their recent award from the Research Centers Collaborative Network: Inter-NIA Center Pilot Proposals on Life Course Perspectives on Aging and Resilience and Reserve in Aging. This multi-disciplinary research team representing NIA Centers at the University of Florida and Wake Forest was recently funded for their study Protective Resilience Index for Successful Aging in Musculoskeletal Pain (PRISM). The study will refine and confirm the components of a clinically applicable resilience index with consideration for sociodemographic group differences. The goal of this line of investigation is to facilitate the development of a tool that will assist healthcare providers in communicating findings and promoting adherence to clinical interventions, help illuminate novel and effective treatment targets, reduce pain-related disparities, and enhance health and functioning among aging populations.


Assessing the feasibility of using the short physical performance battery to measure function in the immediate postoperative period after total knee replacement

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April 7, 2021: Dr. Rene Przkora and colleagues completed a study published in the European Journal of  Translational Myology assessing the feasibility of incorporating the Short Physical Performance Battery in a clinical setting pre and post surgically to measure physical function in individuals undergoing total knee arthroplasty. Click here to read the full article.