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Center for Pain Research and Innovation

CPRI Seminars & Events

All seminars take place from 9-10 am in Koury Oral Health Sciences (JOHS) Bldg. Room 5401 - unless otherwise indicated)

Winter 2014 - Spring 2015 Seminars & Events


May 8

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Fadel Zeidan, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurobiology & Anatomy
Wake Forest School of Medicine

"Does mindfulness meditation-based pain relief engage distinct behavioral and neural mechanisms from placebo analgesia and sham-mindfulness meditation?"

April 17

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

(Nigel) Shaun Matthews, BDS, MBBS, FRCS

Clinical Associate Professor
Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
UNC School of Dentistry

"The TMJ Multidisciplinary Team Clinic"

April 10

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Susan Girdler, PhD

Professor, Dept of Psychiatry
Director, Stress and Health Research Program
UNC School of Medicine

"Pain in Women's Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder"

March 27

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Jay Park, KMD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
UNC School of Medicine

"Acupuncture Needling on Cytokines and Analgesia in Patients with Overlapping Pain Conditions"

March 13

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Petra Schweinhardt, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Dentistry and Dept. of Neurology & Neurosurgery, School of Medicine
Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain McGill University

"Interactions between Pain and Reward - Behavioral and Neurophysiological Findings"

March 6

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Gary Slade, PhD

John W. Stamm Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Dental Ecology, UNC School of Dentistry and

Vanessa Miller, MPH

PhD Candidate, Epidemiology
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

"Somatic Sensations, Not Sensory Reactivity, Predict TMD Onset and Persistence"

"Chronic Temporomandibular Disorder and Smoking: the OPPERA Case Control Study"

February 13

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Bradley Taylor, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Physiology
University of Kentucky

"Allostatic Control of Opioid Receptor Analgesia and Dependence"

January 30

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Shad Smith, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Dept of Endodontics
UNC School of Dentistry

"Expanding Genetic and Epigenetic Approaches to Pain"

January 22

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Alan Light, PhD

Depts of Anesthesiology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
University of Utah

"What is Fatigue Anyway? From Mouse to Humans"

January 16

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Britney Ciszek, BS

PhD Candidate, Oral Biology-Sensory Neurobiology Track
Center for Pain Research and Innovation
UNC School of Dentistry

"MicroRNA Expression Profiles Differentiate Chronic Pain Condition Subtypes"

January 9

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Arlene Davis, RN, JD

Associate Professor
Dept of Social Medicine
UNC School of Medicine and

Jean Cadigan, PhD

Assistant Professor
Dept of Social Medicine
UNC School of Medicine

"Ethical and Legal Issues in Biobanking"

Last Modified: 02/20/2014