About CoEPEs

The Centers of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPEs) act as hubs for the development, evaluation, and distribution of pain management curriculum resources for medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy and other schools to enhance and improve how health care professionals are taught about pain and its treatment. The CoEPEs program has been supported since 2011 and was created in response to the educational and training goals outlined in the National Pain Strategy.

The new CoEPEs were selected by the NIH Pain Consortium after a contract solicitation process and review.

CoEPEs Awardees:

CoEPEs awardees
University of Alabama at Birmingham University of California, San Francisco
Harvard University University of Connecticut
University of Iowa Johns Hopkins University
University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville University of Washington
University of Rochester  

CoEPEs Sponsors:

Sponsors of the CoEPEs
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health  (NCCIH) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)