Chronic pain is a significant problem of world-wide importance. The most common cause of long-term disability in the world, the annual cost of chronic pain in the U.S. is as high as $635 billion a year; more than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes care combined. Additionally, migraine is the second leading cause of chronic pain. CAPS is aggressively pursuing lines of research aimed at alleviating suffering from pain and improving the lives of people with chronic pain and migraine.
About the Center for Advanced Pain Studies
Our mission is to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms underlying chronic pain and migraine
Learn About Our Research
CAPS faculty have an interest in several research areas, including, chronic pain, migraine, neuroimmunology and RNA.
Welcome from the Director
The foundation of our scientific endeavors is funding from NIH and other federal sources. CAPS faculty are currently supported by over $10,000,000 in federal funding.
Due to our multidisciplinary approach, our faculty accept students through three different programs.