TRIPLL Featured in Weill Cornell Medicine Article

April 27th, 2017

TRIPLL has recently been featured in an article published in Weill Cornell Medicine.

A Sense of Relief

A Collaborative Institute Brings Together Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and the Ithaca and Tech Campuses—Along with NYC Community Groups—to Combat Chronic Pain in Older Adults


The twice-weekly tai chi class at Riverdale Senior Services routinely draws dozens of participants. Photo by John Abbott

Founded in 2009 with a five-year grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging (which was renewed in 2014), TRIPLL is one of 13 federally funded Edward R. Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Aging nationwide, each of which focuses on a different aspect related to the health and well-being of older Americans. With a concentration on non-pharmacologic methods of pain relief, TRIPLL brings together faculty from a variety of disciplines, including clinical medicine, epidemiology, gerontology, the social and behavioral sciences, computer science, and more. “Pain is a huge problem — it’s one of the things that keeps people homebound,” says Riverdale Senior Services director Julia Schwartz-Leeper, who regularly consults with Dr. Reid and uses the institute’s webinars to train her staff. “The work that TRIPLL does is critically important.”

Excerpted from an article which first appeared in Weill Cornell Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 1.  To read complete article, click here.