Dr. Rob Fischer, Co-Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, collaborated on a pilot study to assess the Primary Practice Physician Program for Chronic Pain (4PCP) and how it impacts both patients and providers. The study is being led by Dr. Thomas C. Chelimsky of the Medical College of Wisconsin which released the study in the press notice "Pain training for primary care providers" via EurekAlert! on March 5, 2013. The results of this study will be published in the Clinical Journal of Pain and are currently available as a Published Ahead-of-Print article.
In addition to Drs. Chelimsky and Fischer, Jennifer B. Levin, PhD, Mark I. Cheren, EdD; Sybil K. Marsh, MD, and Jeffrey W. Janata, PhD collaborated on the study and co-authored the article "The Primary Practice Physician Program for Chronic Pain ((C) 4PCP): Outcomes of a Primary Physician-Pain Specialist Collaboration for Community-based Training and Support" in the Clinical Journal of Pain.
The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is a research center at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, a graduate school of social work at Case Western Reserve University.