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International Association for the Study of Pain

We have been collaborating with the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) since 2004 and have developed the following three (3) programs:


Scan|Design Foundation Collaborative Research Grants

This program encourages and supports collaborative, multidisciplinary reserach between two ro more research groups located in the five Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) and the United States.  Grant awards up to $25,000.

Scan|Design Foundation International Trainee Fellowships

This program provides two (2) 12-month fellowships to support training in all aspects of pain research.  Fellowship stipend:  $50,000.

Scan|Design Foundation Early Career Grants

This programs awards grants up to $20,000 to IASP members for pain research early in their professional careers.

Scan Design Collaborative Research Grant Recipients




Drangsholt (USA) w. Svensson (Denmark)

International collaborative development of diagnostic measures and classification for neuropathic orificial pain.


Sluka / Frey Law (USA) w. L Arendt-Nielsen (Denmark)

Influence of acid-induced pain on hyperalgesia and motor control strategies in humans.





Finnerup (Denmark) w.Hains (USA)

Sodium channel blockers and pain after spinal cord injury.


Shaw (USA) w. Linton (Sweden)

Development screening and early intervention protocol for preventing chronic back disability.





Kalso (Finalnd) w. Leal (USA)

Genetic variants influencing pain and post-operative opiod analgesia


Dannecker (USA) w. Arendt-Nielsen, Graven-Nielsen (Denmark)

Sex differences in central inhibitory processes of experimental muscle pain.





Yezierski (USA) w. Finnerup (Denmark)

Mechanisms of central neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury.


Coghill (USA) w. Andersen (Denmark)

Spatiotemporal processing of nociceptive information in humans.





Brennan (USA) w. Kehlet (Denmark)

Translational mechanisms for Postoperative Pain.


Yaksh (USA) w. Svensson (Sweden)

Toll-like receptor 4 and spinal slial activation during inflammatory arthritis (K/BxN) .





Price (USA) w. Kaila (Finland)

Carbonic anhydrases as novel targets of neuropathic pain.


Stringo (USA) w. Olausson (Sweden)

Combining happy mood inductions to alter pain experience.





Graven-Nielsen (Denmark) w. Degenhardt (USA)

Advancing the Clinical Identification and Quantification of Musculoskeletal Pain


Linnman and Boorsook (USA) w. Gordh (Sweden)

Peripheral Pain Imaging - A Harvard-Uppsala simultaneous PET-MRI collaboration





Nielsen, Stubhaug, Schrimer (Norway) and Sibille, Fillngim (USA)

Assessing the Impact of Chronic Pain on Biological Measures of System Burden and Cellular Aging


Kasch, Svensson, Jensen (Denmark) and Maixner (USA)

The role of genetic architecture of pain perception and recovery afer acute whiplash injury



 Scan Design International Trainee Fellowships




P. Gazerani (Denmark)

Physiological and pharmacological mechanisms underlying transmission of pain and sensory information from orificial tissues, leading to treatments of pain.





R. Hurley (USA)

Evaluation of predictors and outcome measures of spinal cord stimulation therapy (SCS) for the treatment of Neuropathic pain.





R.D. Grosselin (Ireland)

Dissecting the molecular basis of spinal glial glutamate and GABA transporters alteration in neuropathic pain.


EE Gastrillon (Denmark)

Validation of the acidic saline pain model for experimental muscle myalgia in healthy subjects.





R. Sharif-Naeini (France)

Developing expertise in the genetics and anatomy of pain using genetic tracing methods as well as viral tracing methods to characterize neuronal circuits.


G. Scherrer (USA)

Learning the electrophysiological techniques to characterize opiod receptor expressing neurons and circuitry.





Y. Woubishet Woldeamanuel (Ethiopia)

Assessment techniques which will be appropriate and feasible to use for the diagnosis of small fiber neuropathies for clinical practice and research in Ethiopia.


S. Becker (Germany)

Pharmacological interventions and fMRI, in pharmacokinetics and the pharmacodynamics of compounds interfering with endogenous dopamine, as ell as advanced statistical methods.





M. Moayedi (Canada)

Learning techniques involving laser-evoked potentials, psychophysics and novel imaging (such as electroencephalography and magnetoencephelography), as well as advanced analysis methods during various projects aimed at better characterizing central pain mechanisms.





S.A.G. Balid (Philippines)

Cross cultural study on identifying cultural and environmental factors that can influence the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral program for patients with chronic pain.  She will study with mentor Dr. Michael Nicholas at the Pain Management Research Institute, St. Leonards, Australia. 



Scan|Design Foundation Early Career Grants




Prescott (USA)

Pain processing by neural networks:  A critical link between the molecular and perceptual changes associated with neuropathic pain.


Gibson (Australia)

Temporal neuroplasmic modulation of motor control parameters associated with nociceptive afferent inputs in healthy, acute experimental, chronic and extinguished pain conditions.





Slater (UK)

Investigating infant pain experience by performing fMRI scans on infants while they undergo noxious procedures.


W. Verri (Brazil)

The role of IL-33 in innate inflammation-induced hyperalgesia and chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve-induced pain.





S. Schabrun (Australia)

Understanding the transition from acute to chronic pain


M. Suter (Switzerland)

Microglia in pain:  from cell to patient





M. Meeus (Belgium)

Unravel impaired pain inhibition in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and central sensitivity syndromes


S. Zhiyang (Sweden)

Development of a bionanotechnological system for chronic pain treatment





S. Becker (Germany)

Pain and Reward:  Decision-making under conflicting motivations, the role of Dopamine and neural correlates.


B. Kolber (USA)

Probing the Role of Hemispheric Lateralization in the Modulation of Bladder Pain


J. Oosterman (The Netherlands)

An Inhibition Approach to Chronic Pain


Z. Trost (USA)

The Role of Perceived Injustice in Pain and Disability





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