Announcements

  • Need Help Getting Promoted? ASRA Pain Medicine Can Help

    In response to the requests of our membership,  ASRA Pain Medicine will pilot a Faculty Development Session on Friday, April 1from 6:45-7:45 am in conjunction with the 47th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting. This session is developed specifically for instructors, assistant faculty, and associate faculty who would like to talk with a mentor about promotion barriers and needs. Sign up for a free 20-minute session with one of the mentors listed below. Space is limited and available to meeting attendees only. 

    Once you are registered for the a mentor session, you will receive a confirmation email and will be asked to send your CV, requirements for promotion from your institution’s office of faculty development, and a note of what you want to address with the mentor. Materials must be sent to asrameetings@asra.com by no later than 3/21/22.

  • NIH Pain Consortium: Preparing/Writing the Application/Submitting the Grant

    The next NIH Pain Consortium webinar in our series on NIH grant mechanisms in pain research across career stages (training, transition and independent stages) will be held on January 13, 2022, from 3:00pm-5:00 (U.S. Eastern time), and will focus on “Preparing/writing the application/submitting the grant.”  This session will feature an experienced NIH-funded principal investigator sharing their insights about the grant submission process, as well as a question and answer session.

    Primary Target Audience: Researchers with limited experience submitting applications to NIH

    There is no cost for these webinars, but attendees must register in advance. The link to register can be found here. You may choose to register for any one of the sessions at this time, but we will also send out reminders as each one approaches.

    The webinars will be recorded and after each one concludes it will be posted on the NIH Pain Consortium Website [https://www.painconsortium.nih.gov/meetings-events/seminars-workshops/nih-pain-consortium-grant-mechanism-webinar-series] for those who are unable to participate live and for future reference.

    If you have any questions about these webinars, please feel free to contact one of the program directors listed below. We look forward to your participation.

    Sincerely,

    Inna Belfer, PhD
    Program Director, NCCIH (inna.belfer@nih.gov)

    DP Mohapatra, PhD
    Program Director, NINDS (dp.mohapatra@nih.gov)

    Laura Wandner, PhD
    Program Director, NINDS (laura.wandner@nih.gov)

    Webinar Title

    Date of the Webinar

    Preparing/writing the application/submitting the grant

    January 13th

    How to build a budget

    February 10th

    Programs to support technology development

    March 10th

    CTSAs and patient engagement studios

    April 14th

    NIH data policy and data harmonization

    May 12th

    Clinical trial oversight

    June 9th

     

  • HEAL Initiative: Advancing Health Equity in Pain Management

    We’re excited to announce the following funding opportunity: HEAL Initiative: Advancing Health Equity in Pain Management (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required) – RFA-NS-22-002 

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications to accelerate development, testing and implementation of evidence-based interventions—that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for NIH-designated populations that experience health disparities (HDPs) in the United States—to mitigate disparities in provision of care and treatment decisions, reduce susceptibility to chronic pain and improve patient outcomes. Expected outcomes of this initiative include evidence-based interventions that mitigate: 1) the effects of bias, stigma and discrimination at multiple levels, and/or 2) socioeconomic, environmental and other barriers to quality pain assessment, treatment and management. Studies that address multiple socioecological domains and levels of influence (e.g. organizational/institutional, community/neighborhood, societal) to advance health equity and mitigate health disparities in pain management are of higher priority. Studies must address research topics within the mission and research interests of participating NIH Institutes and Centers.  

    The application due date is December 9th, 2021 

    A technical assistance webinar to be held in October (TBD) is being planned.  More information coming soon.  

    Please refer to the RFA IC contacts for specific questions: 

    https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-22-002.html 

  • NIH Pain Consortium: Clinical Phased Grant Mechanisms

    The next NIH Pain Consortium webinar in our series on NIH grant mechanisms in pain research across career stages (training, transition and independent stages) will be held on October 14th, 2021, from 3:00pm-4:15 (U.S. Eastern time), and will focus on Clinical Phased Grant Mechanisms.  The goal of this session is to 1) provide an overview of funding mechanisms that require reaching milestones in the first phase of clinical research before a second phase is awarded, and 2) cooperative agreements between researchers and NIH in specified clinical research area. The presentation will also navigate through the process of finding accurate & updated information on funding opportunities, policies, NIH Institution/Center-specific program requirements, and on how & when to contact and communicate with NIH program officials.
     

    Primary Target Audience: 1) Those pursuing innovative/exploratory/developmental research in pain  2) Those pursuing mechanistic, effectiveness, or pragmatic studies in clinical pain research.

    There is no cost for these webinars, but attendees must register in advance. The link to register can be found here. You may choose to register for any one of the sessions at this time, but we will also send out reminders as each one approaches.

    The webinars will be recorded and after each one concludes it will be posted on the NIH Pain Consortium Website  for those who are unable to participate live and for future reference.

    If you have any questions about these webinars, please feel free to contact one of the program directors listed below. We look forward to your participation.

    Sincerely,

    Inna Belfer, PhD
    Program Director, NCCIH (inna.belfer@nih.gov)

    DP Mohapatra, PhD
    Program Director, NINDS (dp.mohapatra@nih.gov)

    Laura Wandner, PhD
    Program Director, NINDS (laura.wandner@nih.gov)

    Webinar Title

    Date of the Webinar

    Clinical Phased Mechanisms

    October14th

    NIH staff roles in the process and high-level overview of before and after grant submission

    December 9th

    Preparing/writing the application/submitting the grant

    January 13th

    How to build a budget

    February 10th

    Programs to support technology development

    March 10th

     

  • NIH Pain Consortium: Technology Development/Therapeutic Development Webinar

    The next NIH Pain Consortium webinar in our series on NIH grant mechanisms in pain research across career stages (training, transition and independent stages) will be held on September 9th, 2021, from 3:00pm-4:15pm (U.S. Eastern time), and will focus on Technology Development/Therapeutic Development.  The goal of this session is to 1) provide an overview of NINDS and NIH HEAL funding mechanisms and resources to support optimization of early hits and leads to clinical candidates; and 2) discuss the NINDS IGNITE suite of funding opportunities. The presentation will also navigate through the process of finding accurate & updated information on funding opportunities, policies, NIH Institution/Center-specific program requirements, and on how & when to contact and communicate with NIH program officials.

    Primary Target Audience: 1) Those that need the resources, expertise and funding to move their novel drug discovery project to the clinic. 2) Anyone interested in applying for an early stage translational grant to NINDS

    There is no cost for these webinars, but attendees must register in advance. The link to register can be found here. You may choose to register for any one of the sessions at this time, but we will also send out reminders as each one approaches.

    The webinars will be recorded and after each one concludes it will be posted on the NIH Pain Consortium Website [https://www.painconsortium.nih.gov/meetings-events/seminars-workshops/nih-pain-consortium-grant-mechanism-webinar-series] for those who are unable to participate live and for future reference.

    If you have any questions about these webinars, please feel free to contact one of the program directors listed below. We look forward to your participation.

    Sincerely,

    Inna Belfer, PhD
    Program Director, NCCIH (inna.belfer@nih.gov)

    DP Mohapatra, PhD
    Program Director, NINDS (dp.mohapatra@nih.gov)

    Laura Wandner, PhD
    Program Director, NINDS (laura.wandner@nih.gov)

    Webinar Title

    Date of the Webinar

    Technology Development/Therapeutic Development

    September 9th

    Clinical Phased Mechanisms

    October14th

    NIH staff roles in the process and high-level overview of before and after grant submission

    December 9th

    Preparing/writing the application/submitting the grant

    January 13th

    How to build a budget

    February 10th

    Programs to support technology development

    March 10th