April 17, 2013: Shannon M. Smith, PhD, Appointed Assistant Director of ACTTION

ACTTION is pleased to announce that Shannon M. Smith, PhD, has been appointed Assistant Director. Shannon has chaired the ACTTION Safety and Benefit-Risk Reporting and Evaluation (SABRRE) Working Group for almost two years, and has spearheaded two ACTTION publications that have appeared in Pain and five others that are in various stages of the publication pipeline. Shannon is also the chair of ACTTION’s Pain-Related Outcomes Training and Evaluation for Conducting Clinical Trials (PROTECCT) Working Group, which has developed patient training materials for rating pain intensity and is now conducting a randomized study of the impact of training on the validity of pain ratings. She received her BA from Wellesley College and her PhD in social psychology from the University of Rochester.