A VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation (COIN)
To improve our understanding of the complex interactions between pain and associated chronic disease and behavioral health factors and to develop and implement effective interventions that can reduce pain, its negative impacts on emotional and physical functioning, and overall disease burden by employing principles of medical informatics, behavioral science, and health services research, and to improve women Veterans' health.
Focused Areas of Research
With a focus on pain and women’s health research, the strategic goals of the PRIME Center are to: (1) Enact a strategic research agenda to advance scientific knowledge and to have a significant impact on improving care for Veterans with pain and associated chronic conditions; (2) Conduct research to improve women Veterans' health; (3) Foster innovative health services research outside the two focused areas; (4) Establish a strong infrastructure that supports mentoring and career development, including partnered, system-oriented research; and (5) Promote interdisciplinary, cross-institutional collaborations and research networks in priority areas.
Who is Eligible?
Veterans with painful medical conditions, including, but not limited to chronic low back pain, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, and pain related to Multiple Sclerosis.
For more information about the Center and our research program, please contact The Center at 203-932-5711, extension 2335.
The PRIME SeminarThe PRIME Center - VA Connecticut Healthcare System
950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516
Building 35A, 2nd Floor Conference Room (Room 237)
Mondays at noon
Next meeting: October 2, 12:00 noon
Lori Bastian, MD, MPH
Director, PRIME Center
Section Chief of General Internal Medicine
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Professor of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
|October 9, 2017||No Seminar||Columbus Day|
|October 16, 2017||CDA Meeting||CDA Meeting|
|October 23, 2017||Robyn Sysko, PhD||Diagnostic Assessments for DSM-5 Eating Disorders: Conventional Instruments vs. the Eating Disorder Assessment for DSM-5?|
|October 30, 2017||Justin Nash, PhD||Serving the Behavioral Health Needs of the Underserved in Primary Care|
|November 6, 2017||Brent Moore, PhD||The Veteran’s Recovery Line is Feasible, Acceptable, and Effective: Where do we go from here?|
|November 13, 2017||Dwain Fehon, PsyD||How to Treat Pain in Cancer Patients with Unexpectedly Longer Lives|
|November 20, 2017||Suzanne Decker, PhD, and Anne Black, PhD||Feasibility of Ecological Momentary Assessment with Female Veterans with Suicidal Ideation, PTSD, and Alcohol Use|
|November 27, 2017||Brent Moore, PhD, and Erica Abel, PhD||VINCI: Navigating the New Administrative Data Systems from Conception through Analysis|
|December 4, 2017||Frank Buono, PhD||Understanding Pain Interference and Pain Severity of Individuals with Neurofibromatosis Type I|
|December 11, 2017||Inginia Genao, MD||(Extend Session 12:00-1:30) Implicit Bias: Increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills to reduce its impact|
|December 18, 2017||No Seminar||Holiday Party|
|December 25, 2017||No Seminar||Winter Break|
|January 1, 2018||No Seminar||New Year's|