Giovanni Berardi, PhD
  University of Iowa
Trevor Lentz, PhD
Duke University




To promote scientific advances in pain clinical trials through high quality research design and development of professional competence to reduce the burden of pain.  


  • Communicate innovative methodologies/ designs/ interventions/ outcomes in pain research 
  • Work with NIH HEAL Common Data Elements group and national groups to standardize the assessment of pain across studies.
  • Develop a community of diverse researchers from all backgrounds and all career stages with a common interest in clinical trials for pain research.
  • Identify resources focused towards investigator training to conduct efficient, effective, and safe clinical trials
  • Foster collaboration and innovation among researchers and clinicians involved in clinical trial design
    • Opportunities for trainees and early career investigators
    • Mentor/ mentee activities
    • Promote the use of established pain clinical trial datasets
  • Promote multidisciplinary investigation teams 



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