News and Events : 2012

Roy C. Levitt, M.D., and Eden R. Martin, Ph.D.

Department of Anesthesiology and Hussman Institute Team Up to Fight Pain

Roy C. Levitt, M.D., and statistical geneticist Eden R. Martin, Ph.D., have been awarded a five-year $2.5 million NIH grant to study genetic susceptibility to certain persistent pain syndromes.

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Willard Lee and his wife Betty celebrate their 60th anniversary and his new lease on life at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

New Valve Improves Patient’s Heart Just in Time for Anniversary

Willard Lee hadn’t planned to spend his 60th wedding anniversary in UMiami at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Coronary Care Unit, but the fact that he and his wife Betty were celebrating the June 14 milestone at all – with a chocolate cake sent by his interventional cardiologist – was enough to put a big smile on his face, and the twinkle back in his blue eyes.

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Patient Vilma Gonzalez shares a special bond with Dr. Dennis Patin, who relieved her pain.

Pain Doctor’s Dedication Relieves Patient’s Torment

Vilma Gonzalez, who was tormented by pelvic pain that never ceased, owes her transformation to Dennis J. Patin, M.D., associate professor of clinical anesthesiology, who specializes in tailoring solutions for mitigating relentless pain.

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