"Pain is a major healthcare problem worldwide. Although acute pain may reasonably be considered a symptom of disease or injury, chronic and recurrent pain is a specific healthcare problem, a disease in its own right"
European Pain Federation (EFIC), 2001
 

The Center of Research on Pain was established at the Hebrew University in 1981 to promote the scientific knowledge and medical treatment of crippling pain. The Center serves as an umbrella organization uniting and coordinating more than a dozen basic and clinical pain research laboratories operating  within the various faculties of the University (Science, Medicine, Dental Medicine and Social Sciences) and at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospitals at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus.

The Center offers a multidisciplinary forum for bringing together scientists and physicians in the fields of neurophysiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology, behavioral neurobiology, anesthesiology, neurosurgery, neurology, nursing, psychiatry and rehabilitation, and fostering advanced research in these areas. The Center's aims include the promotion and initiation of research projects, professional and public awareness of pain problems, and the development of institutional supports and funding sources for pain research.

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In memory of Patrick David Wall, 1925-2001