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Research funding available for studies on chronic pain

The AOA is offering up to $150,000 in grant funding for research on how DOs’ approach to treating chronic pain affects patient outcomes.

If you’re conducting research on how DOs’ unique approach to managing chronic pain affects patient outcomes, the AOA wants to hear from you. Researchers can apply for an 18-month grant, which provides up to $100,000, or a 24-month grant, which provides up to $150,000 in funding.

Applications must be submitted by July 6, 2016, by 5 p.m. CDT. DOs, MDs, PhDs, and others with an equivalent doctoral degree who are conducting research in the U.S. are eligible to apply; an osteopathic physician must be a key member of the research team.

Research proposals must use a biopsychosocial model; ideally, projects will use a novel approach to addressing chronic pain management and will yield results that could be translated to physician practices. Awards will be announced in summer 2016.

Get started by reading the AOA’s request for research applications, where you’ll find complete details on the the chronic pain management grant selection process.

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