To leverage the best available evidence, clinical expertise, and collaboration to develop and communicate recommendations in support of DoD operational anesthesiology and pain management practice, education, and research.
Clinical Pain Medicine
DVCIPM fosters the development of innovative pain treatments. Our goal is to advance resources that will aid the diagnosis and treatment of pain, and make them readily available to the Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, and Veteran.
Pain Education and Training
DVCIPM collaborates with clinicians, researchers, and subject matter experts across DoD, VA, and civilian medicine to develop and disseminate pain management education and training content.
DVCIPM conducts research on pain management, treatment, tracking and impact.
Pain Registry Biobank
The Pain Registry Biobank is a novel, innovative IRB-approved registry that combines patient-reported outcomes (PASTOR) with blood/tissue samples and medical history data from enrolled participants. The Pain Registry Biobank recruits both clinical populations and healthy control subjects. Blood and tissue samples linked with enrollee's PASTOR responses and their electronic medical record data are banked, providing an unparalleled pain biomarkers resource. This rich database has resulted in a patient outcomes registry that can support point-of-care treatment decision making. The database also allows aggregation of data from a large number of patients and enables assessment of the safety and effectiveness of therapies. The Pain Registry Biobank is available for researchers to apply to use these samples for their research studies.
Please reach out to DVCIPM at BiobankWR@usuhs.edu if you would like information on how to enroll as a participant in the Pain Registry Biobank or if you are a researcher and would like to talk with DVCIPM about applying to use the data and samples from this rich database in your own research study.
Please check us out on clinicaltrials.gov at: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?cond=&term=Defense+and+Veterans+center+for+Integrative+Pain+Management&cntry=&state=&city=&dist.