UNM earns excellence in pain education | Health
The University of New Mexico has earned more bragging rights. UNM was named by the National Institute of Health Pain Consortium as a Center of Excellence in Pain Education. UNM is one of 11 schools that holds this honor.
UNM as well as the other COEPE's act as centers for development, evaluation distribute pain management curriculum material. Students in the medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy school us the material to learn about pain and how its treated.
“We’re excited about the collaborative approach of this initiative, both within UNM’s Health Sciences Center and with the other 10 NIH Centers of Excellence in Pain Education,” said Meize-Grochowski, professor and PhD program director. Of the college of nursing. “In addition to our inter-professional team from UNM’s colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy, and School of Medicine, our proposal was competitive because of our expertise with online delivery of courses and our partnering with UNM’s Project ECHO Pain Clinic, which has been designated by the American Pain Society as a Clinical Center of Excellence in Pain Management.”
The NIH established the pain consortium to promote research and collaboration among researchers at different schools addressing pain. The 11 schools will develop a curriculum that advances assessments of pain and using safe treatments while minimizing the abuse of opioid pain medication.