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Philanthropy’s Opportunity to Catalyze Pain Research

To help raise awareness of the chronic pain epidemic that impacts the lives of approximately 20 precent of Americans, the Science Philanthropy Alliance and Rita Allen Foundation have collaborated on a new blog post as part of “Pain Awareness Month.”

So many big questions regarding pain are unanswered. Elizabeth Christopherson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rita Allen Foundation underscored the transformative opportunity for private philanthropists to have impact in pain research.

“People are astounded when they learn just how many people live with persistent pain,” she said. “Investing in discovery science and especially supporting early career investigators today can make an enormous long-term difference. Pain research scientists are ready to expand and accelerate their research inquiries to help chart the course for a deeper understanding of chronic pain, seeding hope for treatment and relief for millions of chronic pain patients.”

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