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New treatments for chronic pain with Dr Bronwyn Kivell

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Harbourside Function Venue

4 Taranaki St

Wellington, Central Wellington 6021

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Spend an evening with Dr Bronwyn Kivell from the Victoria University of Wellington where she'll be discussing her interest into developing treatments for better and safer pain medications. Chronic pain is poorly treated and current opioid medications such as morphine contribute to drug abuse. Dr Kivell’s research looks at ways to make opioid medications safer and more effective at treating chronic pain.

Parking is available at Te Papa Museum car park or Barnett Street car park near the venue.


Biography: Associate Professor Bronwyn Kivell obtained a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from Victoria University of Wellington. She then took a Postdoctoral position with Dr Toni Shippenberg at the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Baltimore (MD, USA) where she focused on studying the functions of the kappa opioid receptor, a target known to attenuate the effects of drugs of abuse and have anti-pain effects. Dr Kivell returned to VUW in 2005 and has focused her research on studying the effects of drugs of abuse on the brain.

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