Kathleen Sluka Honored for Her Research on Musculoskeletal Pain

Kathleen Sluka, professor in the graduate program of physical therapy and rehabilitation science at the University of Iowa, has been chosen to receive the 2012 Frederick W.L. Kerr Basic Science Research Award from the American Pain Society. She will receive the award this May at the American Pain Society’s annual meeting.

Professor Sluka is being honored for her research on the neurobiology of musculoskeletal pain and the effectiveness of non-drug pain treatments commonly used by physical therapists for this type of pain.

Dr. Sluka is a graduate of Georgia State University. She holds a Ph.D. in anatomy from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

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