“Why do we tolerate a condition that affects millions of people — when it impacts not only their quality of life but their personal relationships, their ability to go to work or school, all the important things most of us take for granted. If pain was a named disease, there would be much more focus on it,” says Angela Starkweather, professor of nursing and head of UConn’s new Center for Advancement in Managing Pain (CAMP). The center will study pain prevention and management, says Starkweather, “from the cellular level to the systems level.”
A research center based at the School of Nursing, CAMP also will do work in clinical settings at UConn John Dempsey Hospital and at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
—sheila foran ’83 (BGS) ’96 Ph.D