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University of Iowa Media Advisory

Feb. 24, 2003

Media Advisory: Center For Managing Pain To Open At UI Hospitals and Clinics

Reporters are invited to tour the new Center for Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The center represents a unique approach to managing pain for patients. The center is the first of its kind to incorporate the treatment of chronic and acute postoperative pain, and the performance of regional anesthesia and analgesia techniques in a single clinic.

Staff members who will work in the Center for Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia and patients who will benefit from the facility will be available for interviews. The center is located on the fifth level of the John Pappajohn Pavilion in Room 5855. To reach the center, take Elevator I. For assistance in covering this event, contact Tom Moore at (319) 356-3945 or online at thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room 8798 JPP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu. Writer: Tom Moore