CACPR Membership

We are pleased to accept membership applications at two levels: regular and trainee. Regular members have a career or secondary interest in pain research as evidenced by publications. Trainees are graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or medical/dental residents in a training capacity at the University.

Benefits of Center Membership

  • Eligibility for seed funds to launch major collaborative grants and investigator-initiated pilot projects.
  • Participation in a biweekly CACPR Pain Interest Group (PIG) meeting (originally the SOD PIG) with the opportunity to discuss new and ongoing research or new ideas that need feedback in an informal setting.
  • Participation in quarterly CACPR meetings of members to brainstorm opportunities for collaborative research projects and novel research directions.
  • Opportunities to meet with invited pain research experts, as part of a regular seminar series.
  • Invitation to participate in the annual retreat, including a research day with poster and other presentation opportunities.
  • An invitation to participate in the semiannual UMB-JHU pain research workshop.
  • Link your lab to the CACPR website.


Become a Member

Membership applications will be considered at monthly executive committee meetings chaired by Ron Dubner. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to welcoming you!

CACPR Executive Committee Members:
  • Susan Dorsey (SON)Co-Director
  • Joel Greenspan (SOD)Co-Director
  • Ronald Dubner (SOD) – Founding Member, Chair
  • Cynthia Renn (SON) – Founding Member
  • Richard Traub (SOD) - Founding Member
  • Dianne Hoffmann (SOL) - Executive Committee Member
  • Asaf Keller (SOM) - Executive Committee Member
  • Lynn McPherson (SOP) - Executive Committee Member
  • David Seminowicz (SOD) - Executive Committee Member

Images from the Inaugural CACPR members’ meeting