October 18 , 2007

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Tonight: Penn Pioneers in Pain Medicine Receive National Pain Foundation Award

The National Pain Foundation’s 2007 Triumph Dinner


The National Pain Foundation will honor Lee A. Fleisher, MD, Robert Dunning Dripps Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, and Dwight L. Evans, MD, Ruth Meltzer Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Neuroscience, both from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as the recipients of the 2007 John C. Oakley, MD, Pioneers in Pain Medicine Award.

The Foundation notes that Dr. Fleisher and Dr. Evans have demonstrated inspired leadership and extraordinary vision to combine the resources of several departments to create the Center for Pain Management - a new model for providing a higher level of care for patients with chronic pain disorders, for training clinicians in pain medicine, and for advancing cutting edge scholarship in pain research.


The National Pain Foundation’s
2007 Triumph Dinner

The National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Thursday October 18, 2007

6:30 p.m.


To learn more about Penn’s Department of Anesthesiology and Critical care, visit http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/dripps/.

To learn more about Penn’s Department of Psychiatry, visit http://www.med.upenn.edu/psych/.

For additional information about the National Pain Foundation’s Triumph Dinner, visit http://www.nationalpainfoundation.org/triumph_dinner/Philadelphia_2007_Dinner_Details.htm

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