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Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS)

UCLA Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS)

Newsletter
Spring 2014
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The Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS) is an interdisciplinary, translational center funded by the National Institutes of Health and by philanthropic support. There are both a clinical and a research component to the CNS. 

The overall research goal of the CNS is to better understand the interface between stress, pain and emotions, with a particular emphasis on brain gut interactions and on gender-related differences in these interactions. The CNS is comprised of 23 faculty members with a total annual research budget of over $5 million in 2010. The program in mind-body research has been generously supported by the Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation. CNS is composed of seven research programs (see links on left) and three scientific cores (neuroimaging and psychophysiology core, neuroimmune measures core, and health outcomes core).

The clinical arm of CNS is composed of internationally renowned experts in the areas of chronic visceral pain disorders (including, but not limited to, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, cyclical vomiting syndrome, functional dyspepsia, painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis, chronic pelvic pain), and chronic visceral and somatic pain syndromes in children. The clinical approach is based on the most advanced scientific knowledge combined with various traditional mind-body approaches such as relaxation training, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, meditation and Yoga. 

For more detailed information visit the Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress website.  

Director
Emeran A. Mayer, MD, PhD

Co-directors
Lin Chang, MD
Bruce Naliboff, PhD
Yvetté Tache, PhD

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