According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), approximately 100 million adults in the United States suffer from common chronic pain conditions.1 Pain management is the number one reason patients seek medical care.
Purdue provided grant funding to the American Osteopathic Foundation to support the Partners Against Pain Award. The award celebrates the expertise of those caring for people with pain. The recipient of this $10,000 award is an osteopathic physician, center or program that has made great strides in the field of pain research, management, or improving the quality of life for people living with acute and/or chronic pain.
Congratulations to the 2013 Award Winner!
Past Recipients of the Partners Against Pain Award
- Institute of Medicine Report from the Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education: Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research. The National Academies Press, 2011. http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=13172&page=19. Accessed March 11, 2013.
The American Osteopathic Foundation presented the 2013 Partners Against Pain Award to the Medical Director of McLaren Oakland’s Back Care and Pain Management Institute, Ashraf I. Khan, DO.
Ashraf I. Khan, DO, an interventional pain specialist, and the medical director of the Back Care and Pain Management Institute, works with a team of pain specialists to offer a multidisciplinary approach that treats the whole person, not just the pain.