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Faculty & Staff Honors

Michigan: Professor Selected for Fellowship Program Focused on Communications and Advocacy for Improved Pain Care

Dr. Mary Janevic, assistant research scientist in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, was selected for The Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship: Communicating Science & Improving Care. Dr. Janevic was one of 12 experts named to the fellowship by the Mayday Fund on April 1.

The Fellows come from across the United States and Canada with a wide range of expertise, including pediatric and geriatric care, pain science, bioethics and psychology. The Fellows were selected by a multi-disciplinary advisory committee, comprising leaders working on pain-related issues in the U.S. and Canada.

“Expert voices are critical to the public’s understanding of pain management and science,” said Ms. Christina Spellman, the Mayday Fund’s executive director. “The new Mayday Fellows bring knowledge and needed perspective to help inform the public, healthcare practitioners and policymakers. Their voices will frame the way we speak responsibly about pain, access to care and treatment options.”

The Fellows will attend a four-day, intensive workshop in Washington, DC, where they will learn skills to effectively communicate and advocate for the translation of scientific research and evidence-based best practices in pain care and management. Following the workshop, the Fellows will receive follow-up coaching support to pursue their advocacy goals.