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Cynthia Renn, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, PTSS
Address: 725A
Phone Number: 410-706-5736


  • PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • MS, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • BSN, York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA


  • The Role of Neurotrophins in Descending Pain Modulation During Persistent Inflammatory Hyperalgesia
  • The Role of Neurotrophins in the Progression of HAART D Drug-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Pain Management, Emergency Nursing, Critical Care

Primary Teaching Areas

  • Renn CL, Guan Y, Guo W, Dubner R, Ren K. (2005) The AMPA Receptor in Descending Circuitry: Role in Activity Dependent Plasticity. Reviews in Analgesia; 8:1-13
  • Renn CL, Dorsey SG. (2005) The Physiology and Processing of Pain: A Review. AACN Clinical Issues: Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care; 16:277-290.
  • Renn CL, Dubner R, Ren K. Neuronal Activation and GluR1 Expression in the Nucleus Raphe Magnus after Inflammation. NeuroReport, In Press (2005).
  • Renn C, Guan Y, Dubner R, Ren K. Enhanced AMPA Receptor GluR1 Subunit Expression and Neuronal Activation within Brain Stem Pain Modulatory Circuitry after Inflammation. In: Dostrovsky JO, Carr DB, Koltzenburg M (Eds.). Proc of the 10th World Congress.
  • In: Dostrovsky JO, Carr DB, Koltzenburg M (Eds.). Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Pain, IASP Press: 2003; p.355-367.