Nearly 100 million Americans deal with chronic pain.
Pain treatment; however, is not taught extensively in many health profession schools --
In Birmingham, UAB Medical School has been named one of the best.
UAB is one of eleven Centers of Excellence in Pain Education as recognized by the National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium.
UAB's program develops and integrates pain management curriculum for UAB's Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Occupational and Physical Therapy.
The school's particular focus will be on pain management for persons with multiple illnesses, dementia, HIV and cancer.
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