Trainee Pain Research Grant

The goal of the Trainee Pain Research Grant program is to promote new, collaborative research by our Trainee Members.

2024 Competition

The 2024 competition is open. Applications are due Sunday, June 3rd at 11:59PM.

Past Award Winners


Teresa Graziano - Nursing
"Exploration of Pain Sensitivity in a Gender Diverse Sample"

Amy Kolaczenko- Nursing
"Migraine in the Workplace"

Matt Reck - Behavioral Neuroscience
"Determining the antipruritic potential of the terpene β-caryophyllene"

Carl Rodriguez - Behavioral Neuroscience
"Are postsurgical pain and inflammation reduced by dual inhibition of endocannabinoid and cyclooxygenase enzymes?"


Batool Almasri - Nursing
"Development of the Barriers and Facilitators of Cancer Pain Self-Management Instrument: A Mixed Method Study"

Brittany Knight, PhD - Connecticut Convergence Institute
"Dual administration of Kv7 channel agonists and local anesthetics protects against neurotoxicity"

Jerin Lee - Clinical Psychology
"Examining the Relations Between Sexual Assault Victimization, Chronic Pain, and PTSD Symptom Clusters"

Jia Liu, PhD - Biomedical Engineering
"Development of a localized oxygenation strategy to manage pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome"

Olivia Vanegas - Behavioral Neuroscience
"Assessing the analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and epigenetic effects of β-caryophyllene"2021 Competition