Pain in Aging (R03)Funding Number: PA-13-060
Funding Type: PA
Release Date: December 20, 2012
Expiration Date: January 8, 2016
Web Site: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-060.html
This FOA encourages Small Grant (R03) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study pain from an aging perspective, including studies of older populations, studies of age differences and age-related changes in pain processes and experiences, and studies of pain treatment and management in older adults. This FOA particularly encourages studies on 1) mechanisms and predictors of pain experience in aging, 2) development and evaluation of pain assessment tools for older adults or older model organisms, and 3) development and evaluation of pain management strategies in older adults, with particular attention to the challenges associated with treating pain in patients with multiple morbidities. Studies may address a variety of approaches and outcomes including biological (i.e., genetic, molecular, neurobiological), clinical, behavioral, psychological, and social factors.Both animal models (especially aged animals) and human subjects are appropriate for this FOA.