Members of our division have the opportunity to work in an internationally renowned clinic and research facility that provides state-of-the-art treatment for patients with irritable bowel syndrome and other medical disorders.
Research conducted at the Behavioral Medicine Clinic (BMC) has had a significant impact on how chronic pain disorders are treated in the United States and around the world.
Our faculty and fellows at the BMC focus on how psychosocial factors — emotions, beliefs, relationships and coping styles — influence the risk of onset, maintenance and long-term outcome of medical disorders.
Investigators at the BMC seek to improve the understanding of painful and disabling medical conditions including:
Because our clinicians are active researchers, patients at the BMC receive cutting-edge treatments.
Our division’s physician-scientists use evidence-based treatment protocols to help patients gain control of symptoms that have not adequately responded to standard medical treatments.
Our researchers are involved in a long-term, multi-site clinical trial to test the efficacy of a behavioral self-management treatment for IBS.
The study is one of the largest behavioral trials funded by the National Institutes of Health.
In addition to providing trainees in our gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition fellowship with research rotations, the BMC offers elective opportunities for medical students.
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