Pain researcher draws inspiration from Chinese medicine
Dr. Anna Woodbury was featured for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in a weekly highlight produced by the Atlanta VA. She cited her heritage as an inspiration for her research into the use of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine for use in pain management. Dr. Woodbury is currently studying the use of non-narcotic and alternative therapies for the treatment of chronic pain and fibromyalgia through the Atlanta VA’s Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation.
More About Dr. Woodbury
Dr. Woodbury graduated from Rice University with a B.S. in Biochemistry before pursuing her M.D. at Washington University in St. Louis. She subsequently completed her internship at University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio before Anesthesiology Residency at Emory University. She completed Pain Fellowship at Emory, as well, and decided to make her home in Atlanta. She founded the Atlanta VA Pain Division after fellowship, and has built her research career focusing on integrative medicine and examining biomarkers for pain.
Congratulations to lab member Trozalla Smith on being awarded the 2022 CVNR DEI Pilot Program for Summer Students!
Kari Tyler Presents at GA CTSA
Dr. Tyler presented findings from our PENFS study regarding cortical thickness and GABA changes following treatment.
Trozalla Smith Presents at the Emory Undergraduate Research Symposium
Trozalla presented preliminary findings from our ongoing study regarding cranial electrical stimulation for the treatment of fibromyalgia.
Chi Ohanu Earns 2nd Place for Poster Presentation
Chi Ohanu, rising 4th year at Morehouse School of Medicine, earned 2nd place in her category at the Atlanta VA Research Day presentation for our study exploring the vagal mechanisms of PENFS treatment as well as connectivity to the vagal nucleus as a predictor of treatment response in fibromyalgia.