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
|April 22, 2019||No Seminar|
|April 29, 2019||Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosormu, MD, MPH, IOC Dip., Sp. Med||TBD|
|May 6, 2019||Caitlin Sorenson, PsyD||The Theory, Process, and Outcomes of Culturally Adapted Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Interventions|
|May 13, 2019||Allison Gaffey, PhD||Sleep, Cardiovascular Disease and Healthcare Utilization in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans|
|May 20, 2019||Margaret Bauer, PhD||The Roles of Self-Affirmation and Emotional Disclosure in Promoting Adjustment to Chronic Financial Stress: An Experimental Investigation|
|May 27, 2019||No Seminar||Memorial Day|
|June 3, 2019||John R. Blosnich, PhD||Health Equity Research about Transgender Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration: The Potential, Problems, and Promise of Electronic Health Record Data|
|June 10, 2019||Alexandra Singer, PhD||Mindfulness Practice and Perceived Stress: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Migraine|
|June 17, 2019||Brenda Fenton, PhD||Headache and TBI|
|June 24, 2019||Lucy Gu, PhD||Exploratory Trials Examining the Feasibility and Cost-Effectiveness of Media Methods for Sample Recruitment|