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
|February 5, 2018||LIPS|
|February 12, 2018||LIPS|
|February 19, 2018||No Seminar||Presidents' Day|
|February 26, 2018||Lori Bastian, MD||PRIME Staff Meeting|
|March 5, 2018||Benjamin Tolchin, MD, MS||Interventions to Improve Treatment Adherence and Outcomes Among Patients with Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures and Other Functional Disorders|
|March 12, 2018||Mark Relyea, PhD, and Lynette Adams, PhD||Understanding Barriers to Intervening in Women Veterans' Harassment|
|March 19, 2018||Andrew Carlquist, PsyD||Bereavement After Suicide: A Systematic Review of Comparison Studies|
|March 26, 2018||Pending||Pending|
|April 2, 2018||No Seminar - CDA Meeting||A Conversation with CDA Reviewers Cindy Brandt and Alicia Heapy|
|April 9 , 2018||Michael Leapman, MD/td>||Post-Operative Opioid Prescription After Surgery for Kidney Stones|
|April 16, 2018||No Seminar||Spring Break|
|April 23, 2018||Casey Cavanagh, PhD||Prognosis Communication in Heart Failure|
|April 30, 2018||Adrienne Miscimarra, PsyD||Underlying Motivations of Health Behaviors: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective|
|May 7, 2018||Cecilia Dao, PhD||Estimating the Variance of the Restricted Maximum Likelihood Estimator Variance Components in High-Dimensional Misspecified Mixed Model Analysis (for Genome-Wide Association Studies)|
|May 14, 2018||Allison Warren, PhD||Sexual Health and Wellbeing in Women Veterans|
|May 21, 2018||Elizabeth McLaughlin, PhD||Medical Training in a Trauma-Informed Approach: Lessons from the Primary Care Center of Excellence|
|May 28, 2018||No Seminar||Memorial Day|
|June 4, 2018||Jennifer Naylor, PhD||Novel Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain|
|June 11, 2018||Kelsey Corcoran, DC||Chiropractic Management for Veterans|
|June 18, 2018||Georgina Gross, PhD||Military Sexual Trauma in Recently Returned OEF/OIF Veterans|
|June 25, 2018||Silvia Ronzitti, MD||PTSD, Substance Use Disorder and Risk of Suicidal Behaviors among Veterans|