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The Neurosurgery Pain Research Grant Fund has been established to support members of the Johns Hopkins neurosurgery faculty in their research to better understand, treat and prevent pain by the provision of one year grants. Award recipients and a summary of their respective studies are:

Grant #Neurosurgeon PITitleSummary
1Fred LenzCortical Stimulation sites & pain treatment studyExamine the possibility that trans cranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) could be effective for the treatment of acute pain, such as post-operative pain
2Stan AndersonSpasticity and Pain StudyDetermination of the incidence and characteristics of spasticity after spinal cord injury
3Timothy WithamLumbar Spinal Fusion and Pain StudyUtilize the Rabbit Model to investigate Long-term Pain Control after Lumbar Spinal Fusion
4Jean-Paul WolinskyVertebral Body Reduction Instrument StudyUtilize the vertebral body reduction instrument for low back and radicular pain treatment
5Alan BelzbergSchwannomatosis Gene and Pain StudyIdentification of pain related genes in schwannomatosis patients
6Dan SciubbaMetastatic Bone Pain StudyMetastatic Bone Pain Study Bisphosphonate-Releasing Porous Polymethylmethacrylate/Gelatin Constructs for Reducing Metastatic Bone Pain
7Michael LimMetastatic spine lesions & Pain StudyDetermine the mechanism and effector cell populations involved in the antitumor response generated by the combination of stereotactic radiosurgery and anti-PD-1 antibody
8Edward AhnPost Hemorrhage Hydrocephalus and pain studyReducing chronic shunt dependence in pediatric post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus
9Alfredo QuinonesHeadache Pain StudyHeadache pain control for patients presenting with intracranial tumors
10Gary GalliaAnatomical Studies of the Human skull baseEndoscopic and high resolution imaging of human skull base anatomy to serve as a reference and surgical guide to begin to offer more and more less invasive surgical procedures to patients to reduce post-operative pain
11Alexander CoonLow Grade Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Pain Mgmt studyPropose a randomized controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of a defined regimen of pain relief using patient controlled analgesia (PCA) for headache management in non-traumatic SAH
12Matthias RingkampSeeing pain more clearlyFunctional and molecular characterization of nociceptor subtypes in non-human primates

Town Meeting: April 2

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Town Meeting will convene on Thursday, April 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in Hurd Hall. A  panel discussion on biomedical discovery, one of the six priorities identified in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Strategic Plan, will feature Dr. Michael Caterina as one of the panelists. All are encouraged to attend. 

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