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Comorbidity of cHronic Pain and mood disorders: breaking the vicious cYcle

Objective

The increasing number of patients with comorbidities poses an urgent need to improve their management. Among these comorbidities, chronic pain and mood disorders, two long-lasting disabling conditions that significantly reduce quality of life, could be cited first. Given the importance of this comorbidity, we believe that only research considering both pathologies in an integrative way can achieve the required insights into the underlying mechanisms that are necessary to identify novel diagnostic tools and treatment strategies. To respond to this health and societal emergency, we propose to establish a network of academic institutions and companies to provide 15 early stage researchers (ESRs) with a top quality international training programme.
The HaPpY network is comprised of higher education institutions with very well-established track records of scientific and academic excellence, and of research institutes with significant experience and cutting-edge approaches in fundamental research on mood disorders or/and pain. To ensure that discoveries in fundamental research can swiftly move toward clinical settings, to the benefit of patients and society, our consortium is enriched by clinical centres, companies and other non-academic partners. This consortium thus enables a unique research and training programme by combining and integrating the complementary strengths of each partner. HaPpY will thus provide ESRs with a broad scientific knowledge and foster their creative skills which will enable them to become leaders in either the academic or non-academic sectors.
We believe that only a coordinated programme aiming to train a new generation of talented and multidisciplinary researchers can succeed in our ambitious endeavor to break the vicious cycle linking pain and mood disorders.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 824 406,12

Participants (7)

ZENTRALINSTITUT FUER SEELISCHE GESUNDHEIT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Square J 5
68159 Mannheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 824 052,96
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76
Address
Centro Cultural Reina Sofia Paseo Carlos Iii N9
11003 Cadiz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 561 611,52
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 475 440,48
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments