Media Advisory - Research funding announced to combat childhood obesity

    OTTAWA, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to
attend an announcement by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Rx&D
Health Research Foundation (HRF), and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada,
to fund research into better ways to combat childhood obesity. Senior
executives from the three organizations will speak and be available for

    Who:   - Dr. Alain Beaudet, President, Canadian Institutes of Health
           - Dr. Yves Morin, Chair, Rx&D Health Research Foundation;
           - Mr. Russell Williams, President, Canada's Research-Based
             Pharmaceutical Companies. (Rx&D);
           - Mr. Stephen Samis, Director, Health Policy, Heart and Stroke
             Foundation of Canada; and
           - Dr. Rhona Hanning, Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Studies
             & Gerontology, University of Waterloo.

    When:  Wednesday June 17, 2009
           4:30 PM. (photo and media availability following event)

    Where: MacDonald Room
           Lord Elgin Hotel
           100 Elgin Street
           Ottawa, Ontario

    (Ce document est également disponible en français.)

For further information:

For further information: David Coulombe, CIHR Media Relations, (613)
941-4563; Jane-Diane Fraser, Communications Coordinator, Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Canada, (613) 569-4361 ext 273; François Lessard,
Communications, Rx&D, (613) 236-0455

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