Iris Coppieters, PhD (Belgium) and Hadas Nahman-Averbuch, PhD (U.S.) are the 2022 recipients of the IASP Early Career Research Grants. The IASP Early Career Research Grant facilitates the development of young researchers just starting their careers as independent investigators. Multiple grants of $20,000 US are awarded on an annual basis for projects lasting one year. Grants are available internationally and are not related to any discipline.
Dr. Iris Coppieters is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Assistant Research Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) and a member of the Pain in Motion research group. She is also a postdoctoral researcher at The Laboratory for Brain-Gut Axis Studies at KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium). Iris holds a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy and obtained her PhD in Health Sciences from Ghent University, Belgium, focusing on structural and functional brain alterations, central sensitization, nociplastic pain, and cognitive deficits in patients with chronic spinal pain and fibromyalgia.
Dr. Nahman-Averbuch is an Assistant Professor at the Washington University Pain Center and the Division of Clinical and Translational Research at the Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Nahman-Averbuch has obtained a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Haifa and an M.Sc. and a PhD in Medical Sciences from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. During her M.Sc. and PhD, she worked with Dr. David Yarnitsky at the Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology (Haifa, Israel) and specialized in pain modulation mechanisms in adults with chronic pain. Dr Nahman-Averbuch completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio with Dr. Robert Coghill.