The mission of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care is to become a cutting-edge institute in the area of chronic pain and a magnet for researchers and trainees in the field. Using the concept model of persistent post-surgical pain, being together behavioural, clinical, and basic scientists to develop a new understanding of chronic pain mechanisms and treatments.
The Michael G. DeGroote endowment has provided the opportunity for the Institute for Pain Research and Care (IPRC) to focus on the problem of pain. Encompassing an array of technologies, disciplines, and specialties, the institute will explore the causes of a number of different types of pain, develop new strategies for its prevention, diagnosis, and management, and develop innovative care for patients with a special emphasis on thalamic and persistent post-surgical pain.
The multi-disciplinary researchers of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care are seamlessly integrated with the world-class research already underway in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster, bringing to their work the insights and approaches from a number of different disciplines and faculties.
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