Dr. Benedict Kolber, Associate Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, received an $894,342 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on Impact of Amygdala Lateralization on Processing and Modulation of Bladder Pain. Dr. Kolber’s goal is to understand the extent to which areas in the brain are responsible for the development and maintenance of persistent pain and accompanying affective disturbances that exist within urologic conditions. The grant will hopefully help Dr. Kolber and his lab discover and develop novel central nervous system treatment paradigms for patients suffering from urologic chronic pelvic pain (UCPP) syndromes in the form of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) or chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), to complement approaches directed at the bladder.