Our Mission & Goals


The mission of the Center is to advance research and education related to FM and other chronic pain disorders. The Center’s philosophy is based on an integrated approach to symptom management, including

  • Psycho-social & cognitive-behavioral strategies
  • Stress management
  • Physical activity interventions
  • Balance and mobility training
  • Nutrition & weight management
  • Acupuncture & manual therapies


  • Conduct interdisciplinary research
  • Provide training for students and professionals
  • Facilitate support and education for persons with FM and other chronic pain conditions, including their significant others
  • Offer a variety of physical, health, and mobility assessments
  • Raise public awareness about FM and other chronic pain conditions, and its effects on individuals, their families, and significant others