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Our mission in the FACE Lab is to perform innovative translational and clinical research to advance our knowledge of the mechanisms that contribute to the development and maintenance of chronic centralized pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia and to investigate novel pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for these conditions. Our overarching goal is to put a face to these invisible illnesses and conduct research that positively impacts the lives of those patients living with chronic centralized pain.

Andrea Chadwick Andrea Chadwick, M.D., M.Sc., FASA, is the director of the FACE Lab and an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Her current portfolio of research focuses on addressing mechanisms of centralized pain, chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia. Her laboratory uses patient-reported outcomes, quantitative sensory testing and brain neuroimaging protocols to effectively phenotype pain to explore predictors of treatment response, development of chronic postsurgical pain and ultimately to promote safe and effective treatment strategies for patients living with chronic centralized pain. 

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KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1034
Kansas City, KS 66160