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For questions about the application, selection process, or Fellowship itself that are not on the application or frequently asked questions below, please call Gideon Hertz at (301) 280-5734 during the following times:

  • Friday, June 13, 2014: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Friday, June 20, 2014: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Monday, June 30, 2014: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Read the announcement of this year's call for applications here.

Starting on the left:  Karen D. Davis, PhD; Catherine Underwood, MBA, CAE; Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD; Steven P. Stanos, DO; Cindy Steinberg; Bill McCarberg, MD

The Mayday Fund is pleased to announce the selection of the 2013-2014 Mayday Fellows. This year’s Fellows include:

  • Karen D. Davis, PhD, Head & Senior Scientist, Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour – Systems Neuroscience, Toronto Western Research Institute; and Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • Bill McCarberg, MD, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California San Diego; Family Medicine Provider, Neighborhood Healthcare; Hospice Provider, Elizabeth Hospice in Escondido, California
  • Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD, Director, Bluestone Center for Clinical Research; Director, New York University Oral Cancer Center; Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Professor, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience; and Co-Leader, Epidemiology and Cancer Control, New York University Cancer Institute
  • Steven P. Stanos, DO, Director, Corporate Pain Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC); Attending Physician, RIC Center for Pain Management; Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Assistant Program Director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship; Department of Anesthesia, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Cindy Steinberg, National Director of Policy and Advocacy, U.S. Pain Foundation; Policy Council Chair, Massachusetts Pain Initiative
  • Catherine Underwood, MBA, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, American Pain Society

For more information on their selection, please see the press release in the newsroom.

Watch this short video featuring Dr. Diane E. Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, as an example of clear communication about health and medical issues.

The Mayday Fund supported the development of this video to help health care professionals understand the importance of good communication as well as excellent treatment when it comes to pain and palliative care.


The Mayday Fund is proud to announce the selection of the 2012-2013 Mayday Fellows:

 2012-2013 Mayday Fellows
Starting on the left:  Renee C.B. Manworren, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC;
Aaron Gilson, MS, MSSW, PhD; Lisa M. Peters, MN, RN-BC; Jason McDougall, PhD;
Christine Chambers, PhD, RPsych; Seddon Savage, MD, MS

  • Christine Chambers, PhD, RPsych, Canada Research Chair in Pain and Child Health and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology, Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre
  • Aaron Gilson, MS, MSSW, PhD, Research Program Manager and Senior Scientist, University of Wisconsin Pain and Policy Studies Group
  • Renee C.B. Manworren, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, Nurse Scientist, Division of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Jason McDougall, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University
  • Lisa M. Peters, MN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Seddon Savage, MD, MS, Medical Director, Chronic Pain and Addiction Treatment Center, Silver Hill Hospital; Director, Dartmouth Center on Addiction Recovery and Education, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Read more about these Fellows here.

Watch Dr. William Zempsky ('08-'09 Fellow) describe his experience and the impact of the Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship:

Click here to see more Fellows news.

This website last updated May 2013