IMPACT Lab

Immune Modulation of Pain and Addiction for Comprehensive Therapeutics

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Conference Presentations attended:

*Totsch, S.K., *Lopez, S.A., Quinn, T.L., *Meir, R.Y., & Sorge, R.E. (2017, May). “The SAD weekend: a perilous North American tradition.” Poster presented at the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, Pittsburgh, PA.

*Meir, R.Y., *Totsch, S.K., *Landis, A., Quinn, T.L., & Sorge, R.E. (2017, May). “Baclofen and Opioid Synergism in Mice: new insights and potential treatments.” Poster presented at the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, Pittsburgh, PA.

​*Ross, E., *Jones, C. D., *Dewberry, L. S., Quinn, T. L. & Sorge, R. E. (2017, April). Inflammasome subset assembly and nociceptive sensitivity in mice. Paper presented at the 2017 UAB Spring Research Expo, Birmingham, AL.

*Landis, A. R., *Meir, R. Y., *Totsch, S. K., *Sexton, J. D., Quinn, T. L. & Sorge, R. E. (2017, April). Baclofen and opioid synergism in mice. Paper presented at the 2017 UAB Spring Research Expo, Birmingham, AL.

*Ross, E., *Jones, C. D., *Dewberry, L. S., Quinn, T. L. & Sorge, R. E. (2017, April). Inflammasome subset assembly and nociceptive sensitivity in mice. Paper presented at the 2017 Ost Research Competition, Birmingham, AL.

*Landis, A. R., *Meir, R. Y., *Totsch, S. K., *Sexton, J. D., Quinn, T. L. & Sorge, R. E. (2017, April). Baclofen and opioid synergism in mice. Paper presented at the 2017 Ost Research Competition, Birmingham, AL

*Totsch, S. K., *Meir, R. Y., Quinn, T. L., *Lopez, S. A., & Sorge, R. E. (2016, November). An Anti-inflammatory Diet Reverses the Negative Behavioral and Physiological Effects of the Standard American Diet in Male and Female Mice. Paper presented at ObesityWeek 2016, New Orleans, LA.

*Totsch, S. K., Quinn, T. L. & Sorge, R. E. (2016, November). Sex Differences in the Behavioral and Physiological effects of a Standard American Diet (SAD) in Rats. Paper presented at ObesityWeek 2016, New Orleans, LA.

*Jones, C. J., *George, A. P., *Lukens, S., Morrison, S. L., Soleymani, T., Locher, J. L., Gower, B. A. & Sorge, R. E. (2016, November). A low carbohydrate diet reduces pain in older knee osteoarthritis patients. Paper presented at Obesity Week 2016, New Orleans, LA.

*Meir, R.Y., *Totsch, S. K., *Landis, A.R., *Sexton, J. D., Quinn, T. L. & Sorge R.E. (2016, April). Baclofen and opioid synergism in mice.  Paper presented at the 2016 UAB Pain Conference, Birmingham, AL.

*Totsch, S. K., *Meir, R. Y., Quinn, T. L., *Lopez, S. A., & Sorge, R. E. (2016, November). An Anti-inflammatory Diet Reverses the Negative Behavioral and Physiological Effects of the Standard American Diet in Male and Female Mice.  Paper presented at the 2016 UAB Pain Conference, Birmingham, AL.

*Jones, C. J., *George, A. P., *Lukens, S., Morrison, S. L., Soleymani, T., Locher, J. L., Gower, B. A. & Sorge, R. E. (2016, November). A low carbohydrate diet reduces pain in older knee osteoarthritis patients. Paper presented at the 2016 UAB Pain Conference, Birmingham, AL.

*Totsch, S. K., *Meir, R. Y., Quinn, T. L., *Lopez, S. A., & Sorge, R. E. (2016, September). An Anti-inflammatory Diet Reverses the Negative Behavioral and Physiological Effects of the Standard American Diet in Male and Female Mice. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress on Pain for the International Association for the Study of Pain, Yokohama, Japan.

Sorge, R. E., *Totsch, S. K., & Quinn, T. L. (2016, September). Sex Differences in the Behavioral and Physiological effects of a Standard American Diet (SAD) in Rats. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress on Pain for the International Association for the Study of Pain, Yokohama, Japan

Sorge, R. E. (2016, July). Immune system modulation of pain via diet. Paper presented at the Rita Allen Scholars Meeting, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

*Totsch, S. K., *Meir, R. Y., Quinn, T. L., *Lopez, S. A., & Sorge R. E. (2016, May). Effects of a Suboptimal American Diet and an Anti-inflammatory Diet on Behavioral and Physiological Measures of Pain in Male and Female Mice. Paper presented at the 35th meeting of the American Pain Society, Austin, TX.

*Waite, M. E., *Totsch, S. K., Quinn, T. L., *Tomkovich, A., *Schumann, A. P., *Miller, K. L., Cowell, R. M., & Sorge R. E. (2016, May). Sex Differences in the Impact of the Suboptimal American Diet in Rats: Effects on Behavior, Physiology and Recovery. Paper presented at the 35th meeting of the American Pain Society, Austin, TX.

Sorge, R. E., *Totsch, S. K., *Landis, A., *Meir, R. Y., & Quinn, T. L. (2016, May). Baclofen and opioid synergism in mice. Paper presented at the 35th meeting of the American Pain Society, Austin, TX.

*Dewberry, L. S., *Taylor, J. C., *Yessick, L., *Totsch, S. K., Watts, S. A., & Sorge R. E. (2016, May). Development and Validation of a Partially Automated Model of Inflammatory Chronic Pain in Zebrafish. Paper presented at the 35th meeting of the American Pain Society, Austin, TX.

*Meir, R.Y., *Landis, A.R., *Totsch, S.K. & Sorge R.E. (2016, April). Synergistic effects between baclofen and opioids in mice.  Paper presented at the 2016 Ost Research Competition, Birmingham, AL.

*Weikard, J., *Totsch, S.K., Quinn, T.L. & Sorge, R.E. (2016, April). Development and validation of a novel fibromyalgia model in mice. Paper presented at the 2016 Ost Research Competition, Birmingham, AL.

*George, A.P., *Lukens, S. *Jones, C.D., Morrison, S., Soleymani, T, Gower, B.A. & Sorge, R.E. (2016, April). Diet interventions to reduce inflammation and pain in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Paper presented at the 2016 Ost Research Competition, Birmingham, AL.

​*Meir, R.Y., *Landis, A.R., *Totsch, S.K. & Sorge R.E. (2016, April). Synergistic effects between baclofen and opioids in mice.  Paper presented at the 2016 UAB Spring Research Expo, Birmingham, AL.

*Weikard, J., *Totsch, S.K., Quinn, T.L. & Sorge, R.E. (2016, April). Development and validation of a novel fibromyalgia model in mice. Paper presented at the 2016 UAB Spring Research Expo, Birmingham, AL.

*George, A.P., *Lukens, S. *Jones, C.D., Morrison, S., Soleymani, T, Gower, B.A. & Sorge, R.E. (2016, April). Diet interventions to reduce inflammation and pain in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Paper presented at the 2016 UAB Spring Research Expo, Birmingham, AL.

Sorge, R. E., *Totsch, S. K., *Waite, M. E. & Quinn, T. L. (2015, May). Baclofen enhances opioid analgesia and reward in rodents. Paper presented at the 34th meeting of the American Pain Society, Palm Springs, USA.

*Totsch, S. K., *Waite, M. E., *Tomkovich, A., Quinn, T., & Sorge R. E. (2015, May). Behavioral and physiological effect of poor diet in mice. Paper presented at the 34th meeting of the American Pain Society, Palm Springs, USA.

*Waite, M. E., *Totsch, S. K., Quinn, T., *Tomkovich, A., *Schumann, A. P., & Sorge, R. E. (2015, May). Behavioral and physiological effects of a new Sub-Optimal American Diet (SAD) in rats. Paper presented at the 34th meeting of the American Pain Society, Palm Springs, USA.

*Schumann, A. P. & Sorge, R. E. (2014, Oct). Innate immune system involvement in analgesia and drug reward. Paper presented at the 15th World Congress on Pain of the International Association for the Study of Pain, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

*Schumann, A. P. & Sorge, R. E. (2014, May). Innate immune system involvement in analgesia and drug reward. Paper presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the American Pain Society, Tampa, FL, USA.

*Tomkovich, A., *Schumann, A. P., *Dewberry, L. S., Quinn, T. L. & Sorge, R. E. (2014, May). Evaluation of the efficacy of common analgesics for spontaneous postoperative and evoked pain in rats. Paper presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the American Pain Society, Tampa, FL, USA.

*Jones, C. D., *Dewberry, L. S., Quinn, T. L. & Sorge, R. E. (2014, Apr). The role of the inflammasome in acute pain sensitivity. Poster presented at the 25th Ost Undergraduate Research Competition, Birmingham, USA.

*Jones, C. D., *Dewberry, L. S., Quinn, T. L. & Sorge, R. E. (2014, Apr). The role of the inflammasome in acute pain sensitivity. Poster presented at the 7th UAB EXPO, Birmingham, USA

Sorge, R. E., Mapplebeck, J. C. S., Martin, L. J., Alexander, J., Beggs, S., Rosen, S., Zhang, J., Salter, M. W., & Mogil, J. S. (2013, November). Male and female mice use distinct spinal immune cells to mediate chronic pain. Paper presented at the 43rd annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, USA.

*Schumann, A. P., *Tomkovich, A., *Dewberry, S., *Brookins, A., Quinn, T. L., & Sorge, R. E. (2013, July). Comprehensive evaluation of the efficacy of common analgesics for spontaneous pain following surgery. Paper presented at the UAB Summer Research Expo, Birmingham, AL, USA.

*Brookins, A. J., *Dewberry, L. S., & Sorge, R. E. (2013, July). The role of the inflammasome in acute pain sensitivity. Paper presented at the UAB Summer Research Expo, Birmingham, AL, USA.