IASP Early Career Research Grants facilitate the development of young researchers just starting their careers as independent investigators. Grants of $20,000 US are awarded on an annual basis for projects lasting one year, are available internationally, and are not related to any particular discipline. Congratulations to the 2023 IASP Early Career Grant recipients:
Marie-Pierre Cyr, PhD, M.Sc., MPT
Dr. Marie-Pierre Cyr is a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. She was awarded a Banting fellowship by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Her current research focuses on understanding chronic pelvic pain and neurophysiological and biomechanical aspects in men’s and women’s health to guide interventions.
Max Slepian, PhD, C.Psych
Dr. Max Slepian is a Lead Psychologist of the Transitional Pain Service and GoodHope Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Clinic at Toronto General Hospital. He is also a Clinician Investigator at the Krembil Research Institute at the University Health Network and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto. As a Clinician Investigator, he has emerging programs of research focused on developing and evaluating novel pain psychology interventions and methods of intervention delivery. This IASP Early Career Grant will provide valuable experience as a Principal Investigator and set the stage for large-scale clinical trials.