Programs

Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women’s Health

Persistent visceral pain disorders affecting the gastrointestinal and urogenital tract are common, disproportionally affect women, have a considerable effect on health related quality of life and result in excessive health care utilization. The NIH Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) in Neurovisceral Sciences and Women’s Health aims to develop novel insight into the pathophysiology of these common disorders, in particular into sex related differences in underlying mechanisms, in order to develop more cost effective therapies.

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Enteric Neuroscience Program

Mission: To advance the understanding of the role of the human brain in the regulation ofingestive behavior in health and disease through neuroimaging, andpsychophysiological approaches

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Ingestive Behavior and Obesity Program

Mission: To advance the understanding of the role of the human brain in the regulation ofingestive behavior in health and disease through neuroimaging, andpsychophysiological approaches

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Mind Body Research Program

Mission: To promote excellence and innovation in Mind-Body medicine at through fostering new research on the neurobiology of health and healing.

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Pain Research Program

Mission: To advance our understanding of brain-body interactions important for thedevelopment, maintenance and alleviation of chronic pain; To develop novel brain imaging and and behavioral technologies for use in chronic painresearch and treatment