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In 1979 Pat became the Nurse Coordinator for one of ten newly found National Institutes of Health Sickle Cell Centers. She was Nurse Coordinator at LAC+USC for the Sickle Cell Disease Comprehensive Center for over three decades.  Her many projects have included the “Unveil Sickle Cell” campaign, sitting on the NIH Focus Groups committee, the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates committee, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Group committee. Today, Pat is the recipient of the Elliott Vichinsky Health Care Provider Award, she lectures at numerous institutions, and partners with Cayenne Wellness Center and Axis Advocacy to improve the plight of persons living with sickle cell disease.

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