Researchers say medical licensing test should include more prescription drug safety, misuse questions

January 24, 2018

Research led by experts from the UC Davis schools of medicine and nursing has identified gaps in pain-related education for health care providers that leave out important aspects of safe and effective pain management competencies, including those specific to opioid safety. These findings, said the researchers, may help explain one reason for the current public health crisis of inappropriate pain management and prescription drug abuse.


UC Davis programs to focus on pain management

August 14, 2017

Three educational programs are now open to primary care providers with an interest in strengthening their skills in pain management and responsible opioid prescribing:

  • Train-the-Trainer: Primary Care Pain Management Fellowship
  • Essentials of Primary Care Pain Management Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

UC Davis hosts symposium to address alleviating pain through collaboration

December 1, 2016

UC Davis leaders and faculty from diverse professions and disciplines assembled to help advance pain relief and improve quality of life at the 2016 Advancing Pain Relief Symposium at UC Davis.


UC Davis leads efforts locally and globally to alleviate pain and suffering

November 14, 2016

From the upcoming 2016 Advancing Pain Relief Summit to a recent gathering in Japan of pain experts from around the world, UC Davis drives the discussion aimed at improving quality of life.


UC Davis establishes research center to tackle pain epidemic

June 13, 2016

Leveraging the vast expertise of scholars and scientists in medicine, nursing and other health science disciplines, UC Davis has established the Center for Advancing Pain Relief.