Michelle Fortier, Ph.D., of UC Irvine’s Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, has received grants funding research into managing pediatric and neonatal pain. A $450,000 Hoag Foundation grant will support “Treating Pain in Children with Cancer: A 21st Century Innovative Approach,” which proposes to use smart-phone technology in the at-home treatment of children’s pain. A $50,000 Children’s Miracle Network grant will fund a study titled “Managing Neonatal Pain & Distress: The Next Frontier.” Fortier – a licensed psychologist – and a colleague from CHOC Children’s Hospital will document daily care received by neonates and seek to optimize the timing of such care to decrease the duration and intensity of pain.
UC Irvine News Brief: Psychologist garners grants to study pediatric, neonatal pain
Michelle Fortier, Ph.D., of UC Irvine's Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, has received $450,000 from the Hoag Foundation and $50,000 from the Children's Miracle Network.
December 2, 2010