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Professor April Vallerand gets inaugural College of Nursing Alumni Endowed Professorship

August 5, 2013

Professor April Vallerand has been appointed to the first Wayne State University College of Nursing Alumni Endowed Professorship. Vallerand is a nationally recognized expert in both pharmacology and pain research, whose work has received backing from the National Institutes of Health. The new appointment will allow Vallerand monies for research needs, including the extension of a three-year study focusing on African Americans who experience cancer pain. The study is funded by a $1.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, and Vallerand intends to extend the Power Over Pain project to a fourth year, thanks to support from the college through the endowed professorship.