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The Pediatric Pain Program is an interdisciplinary program that includes research, clinical service, and education. It is based within a mind-body framework (biopsychosocial model) that takes into account the complex interaction between physiology, emotions, cognitions, and the environment in all aspects of clinical evaluation and treatment as well as in research. The research program has three areas of focus: 1) pain and other symptoms, 2) young adult survivors of childhood cancer and the pediatric cancer experience in general, and 3) complementary and alternative medicine. The clinical program is designed to evaluate and treat infants, children, adolescents, and young adults who have complex chronic pain or other ongoing symptoms. As part of the mind-body orientation, all new, two-hour, patient evaluations are conducted jointly by Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D. and Brenda Bursch, Ph.D. The treatments typically integrate more traditional medicine with other complementary and alternative medicine clinical services. The pain educational program typically has several post-doctoral research fellows, as well as graduate, undergraduate, and medical students engaged in research projects. Electives are also offered for residents from different training backgrounds to enhance their education in treating chronic pain.

For information about participating in our research studies, contact Kathy Allameh at (310)825-0731 or by
e-mail.


Updated 7/2/2002