Clinical Trials

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital is an enrollment site led by Dr. Laura De Castro for the trial of rivipansel during vaso-occlusive pain crisis.    [NCT02187003]

Some patients are also eligible to receive rivipansel for repeated episodes of pain over time.   [NCT02433158]

Innovative Technology

Dr. Charles Jonassaint is leading a study of a new tablet-based Painimation technology for describing and rating pain using video images.

Read the Expressive Painmation brochure.

Read more about technology in SCD research.

New Discovery

Pitt researchers have found a gene that appears to affect pain thresholds in patients with SCD.