Past Lab News
10/01/13- The Pain Management Team is very pleased to welcome our new Postdoctoral Fellow, Colette DeMonte. Coming from Seattle, welcome to the Deep South!
Bravo to Jessica White, whose Honors Project won 1st place in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics section at the 2013 Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference at UA! Additional kudos go to Emiliy Austin and Wesley Korfe, Emerging Scholars with the PMT, who expertly presented their capstone projects at the conference. Lab member Jane Smith also presented her Emerging Scholar project, completed with Lucy Curzon from Art. Congratulations to all of you for your great research! http://osp.ua.edu/URCA-Winners-2013.pdf
Hooray! The PMT is celebrating! We just landed a $1.3 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)! We were 1 of only 25 projects funded out of over 480! Work will start soon on "Reducing Disparities with Literacy-Adapted Psychosocial Treatments for Chronic Pain: A Comparative Trial."
Congratulations to Martha Combs for successfully completing her prelims! Full speed ahead on her project researching attitudes towards yoga in older adults with chronic pain!
Congratulations to Mel Day, currently on clinical internship at the Univ. of Washington, who has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at UW!
Past News About the Lab
December 18 --- PCORI announced that Dr. Thorn's project to evaluate literacy-adapted psychosocial treatments for chronic pain was one of the 5% of projects funded in their first-ever funding cycle for comparative effectiveness research! http://www.pcori.org/2012/funding-awards/
For a description of the project, go to http://www.pcori.org/cycle1/reducing-disparities-with-literacy-adapted-psychosocial-treatments-for-chronic-pain-a-comparative-trial/
August 6 --- UA Faculty & Staff magazine Dialogue republishes a feature story about Dr. Thorn and Melissa Day and their MBCT for Headache study. http://dialog.ua.edu/2012/08/a-psychological-salve-scientists-study-minds-ability-to-manage-pain/
May 4 --- Dr. Thorn and Mel Day are profiled by UA's Research Magazine about their MBCT for Headache study. http://research.ua.edu/2012/05/a-psychological-salve-scientists-study-minds-ability-to-manage-pain/
October 17 --- UA publicized the MBCT for chronic headache study that Mel is going to be conducting for her dissertation. http://uanews.ua.edu/2011/10/ua-psychology-professor-seeks-relief-for-chronic-headache-sufferers-2/
February 16 --- Click here to view a Tuscaloosa News story (February 16, 2011) about Jeremy Davis, the artist for the drawings found in our Literacy-Adapted CBT Manual for Patients with Chronic Pain. Davis was also contracted to produce the sculpture of UA Football Coach Nick Saban for the Walk of Champions at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
November 19 --- Dr. Thorn receives Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award given to "a UA faculty member judged to have made extraordinary contributions that reflect credit on the individual, on his or her field of study, on students and on the University."
August 13 --- Dr. Thorn is given the Nathan Perry Award for Career Service to Health Psychology from the Division of Health Psychology (Division 38) of the American Psychological Association.
June 16 --- Dr. Thorn received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.