Interstitial Cystitis Association Appoints Dr. Clauw to Medical Advisory Board

Thanks to Melanie Norris for the email with this press release and for asking me to post it on Fighting Fatigue.

WASHINGTON, [June 3, 2009] Dr. Daniel Clauw, director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan, has been named to the Medical Advisory Board of the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA).

Clauw leads a team of scientists and clinicians who are part of the new research project, Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP), which seeks to find systemic approaches in the study of such conditions as interstitial cystitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

A professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine, until recently Clauw also served as Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research within the University of Michigan Medical School and Director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research at the University of Michigan.

“Dr. Clauw’s leadership and scientific expertise in the areas of clinical care and research will serve the Interstitial Cystitis Association well in our mission to find more effective treatments for those living with interstitial cystitis.,” said Barbara Gordon, executive director of the ICA. “We could not be more pleased to welcome him as a member of the leadership team. “

Clauw attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate and medical school studies and completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology Fellowship at Georgetown University. He joined the faculty at Georgetown University in 1990, and later created and led the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, which moved to the University of Michigan in 2001.

Since moving to the University of Michigan in 2001, Dr. Clauw has continued his research and clinical care of a variety of chronic pain conditions as fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Gulf War illnesses.

As a member of the Medical Advisory Board, Clauw will support the ICA in its efforts to find more effective treatments and, eventually, a cure for interstitial cystitis, a severely painful and chronic bladder condition affecting as many as 8 million women in the United States.

To learn more about ICA, successful treatment techniques and initiatives to find a cure, visit www.ichelp.org.

About Interstitial Cystitis Association

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is committed to finding more effective treatments and a cure for interstitial cystitis, an often painful, chronic bladder condition. The ICA promotes and funds research; educates the medical community and public; advocates for IC patients, healthcare providers, and researchers; and offers support for IC patients and their families.

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