2014 John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award
Dennis C. Turk, PhD
Dennis Turk is the John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research and Director of the Center for Pain Research on Impact, Measurement, & Effectiveness (C-PRIME) at the University of Washington. He is past president of the American Pain Society. Dr. Turk has received a number of awards, including the Award for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Health Psychology from the American Psychological Association and the Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award from the American Pain Society. Dr. Turk is currently editor-in-chief of The Clinical Journal of Pain; cochair of the Initiative on Methods, Measurement, & Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT); and codirector of the Executive Committee for the Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trials Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, & Networks (ACTTION) initiative—a public-private partnership with the FDA. He has contributed to more than 550 publications and authored or edited 21 volumes.
The John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award honors outstanding contributions by an individual or an organization to the field of pain through public education, dissemination of information, public service, or other efforts to further knowledge about pain. The award is named for John Bonica, a leading force in the development of the pain treatment movement, and his wife, Emma.