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UCSF — Chronic Pain Research (Allan Basbaum) (2021)

Photo Courtesy of the University of California, San Francisco
Award Date 
9/2021
Grant Amount 
$1,066,312
Purpose 
To contribute to the development of new methods to manage chronic pain.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigators. University of California, San Francisco staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $1,066,312 over three years to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), to continue to support basic research, led by Allan Basbaum, on understanding the brain mechanisms that process pain messages and that contribute to the transition from acute to chronic pain after injury. The goal of the research is to contribute to the development of new methods to manage chronic pain.

This follows our August 2018 support and falls within our interest in funding scientific research, and specifically within our interest in advancing transformative basic science.