Elie D. Al-Chaer
Elie D. Al-Chaer
is Professor of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology,
Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences and Director of the
Center for Pain Research (CPR™)
at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He holds a B.S.
(Mathematics; 1988) and an M.S. (Physiology; 1991) from the
American University of Beirut (AUB), a Ph.D. (Neuroscience; 1996) from the
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and a J.D. (Doctor of
Jurisprudence; 2002) from
South Texas College of Law.
His laboratory explores the neural mechanisms associated with pain symptoms
refractory to conventional treatments. In particular, his work focuses on
defining the neurogenic components of functional gastrointestinal disorders, and
exploring the interactive dynamics of sensorimotor pathways and their roles in
pain processing. Over the past three years, his team has developed an animal
model of chronic visceral hypersensitivity and functional abdominal disorders.
The model is used to study the development and plasticity of somatic and
visceral pain circuitry, particularly the permanent structural, functional and
behavioral alterations in the adult organism residual to neonatal pain or
inflammation. The Center for Pain Research (CPR™) was founded by Dr. Al-Chaer in
2002; it is a consortium of research facilities specialized in the neurobiology
of pain and related biobehavior. Its mission is to facilitate the process of
interdisciplinary integration in pain research, lead to better venues of
communication, and a better understanding of the complex pathophysiologies
involved in pain management.
Dr. Al-Chaer is the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards for his work
on pain, one such award being the year 2000 John C. Liebeskind Early Career
Scholar Award by the American Pain Society.
As a trilingual scientist and a licensed attorney, Dr. Al-Chaer is a uniquely
effective advocate of the issues most important to pain research; he presents
them to the public at large and to interested audiences with the requisite
scientific background and the necessary legal formation.
Elie Al-Chaer is a member of the
Association (ABA); he is admitted to practice in the State of Texas (2002)
and the District of Columbia (Washington DC; 2006). He is also very active in
the field of biomedical research and health care sciences. He has appeared as a
guest speaker at professional meetings in the United States and throughout the
world. His dedication to serving the needs of his clients, as well as his
thorough background in the fields of basic and clinical research, make him
uniquely qualified to provide distinguished professional services.
Elie Al-Chaer's Curriculum
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