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IASP PRF Webinar: 2021 Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain Scholars - Part 2


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This past February, the Rita Allen Foundation named their 2021 class of Award in Pain Scholars, celebrating four early-career leaders in the biomedical sciences whose research holds exceptional promise for revealing new pathways to understand and treat chronic pain. IASP and PRF are excited to host two webinars, featuring two 2021 Award in Pain Scholars each, to learn more about their work to expand the understanding of chronic pain and its widespread societal impact.

In Part 2, presentations will be given by:
-- Gregory Corder, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, USA

-- Gwendolyn Hoben, MD, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Using Mismatched Nerves to Better Understand and Treat Residual and Phantom Limb Pain in Amputees
Targeted muscle reinnervation surgery was developed to improve prosthetic control for amputees. However, these mismatched nerve connections and their effects on amputation-related pain may give broader insight to how peripheral nerve regeneration and reinnervation interact in neuropathic pain.

This session will be moderated by:
-- Jordan McCall, PhD, MPH, Washington University in St. Louis, USA


  • Gregory Corder, PhD

    Gregory Corder, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. The mission of Greg's lab is to decipher the neural basis of how the brain generates the perception of pain, and how pathological dysfunction within these brain networks promotes the transition to chronic pain and drug abuse. Using advanced in vivo imaging of neural activity, neuroanatomical tracing, and optical neuromodulation techniques, Greg's group deconstructs the brain circuits and molecular mechanisms involved in pain and emotion. 

  • Gwendolyn Hoben, MD, PhD

    Gwendolyn Hoben, MD, PhD, is a plastic surgeon specializing in hand and peripheral nerve surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, USA, and her laboratory examines targeted muscle reinnervation and nerve regeneration to better understand neuropathic pain. She studied bioengineering for her PhD at Rice University, Texas, USA, in the laboratory of Kyriacos Athanasiou, PhD, and completed her MD at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA. She then completed a plastic surgery residency at Washington University in St. Louis, USA, and under the mentorship of Susan Mackinnon, MD, completed post-doctoral studies in peripheral nerve regeneration. 

  • Jordan McCall, PhD, MPH

    Jordan McCall, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University (WashU) in St. Louis, USA, the Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP), and the Center for Clinical Pharmacology at STLCOP and WashU School of Medicine. Jordan achieved his MPH in Health Policy and Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, and completed his PhD in Neurosciences at WashU in St. Louis. He currently leads a multidisciplinary research program aimed at understanding the neural mechanisms underlying the emotional distress associated with stress, chronic pain, and addiction. Jordan's long-term goal for the laboratory is to take basic, circuit-level neuroscience research and actively apply these findings to advance therapeutic options for patients through the development of new neural interfacing technologies.   

May 27, 2022
Fri 12:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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