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Business, Labor, Academia and Bioscience Groups to Launch New Coalition to Promote Medical Innovation and Spark Economic Growth

University of Delaware Study on Economic Impact of Biopharmaceutical and Related Sectors to Be Released in Wilmington and Dover on Tuesday, March 31

DOVER, Del. and WILMINGTON, Del., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by We Work for Health - Delaware:

WHAT: We Work for Health - Delaware is launching a unique new statewide coalition of Delaware's top leaders in business, labor, research, public health, and academia to highlight factors that will support the survival and growth of medical innovation - and related jobs - in Delaware.

A study conducted by the University of Delaware's Center for Applied Demography & Survey Research detailing the economic impact of the Biopharmaceutical and related sectors on Delaware will be released and authors of the study will be on hand to present the findings and field questions.

WHO: Ed Ratledge, Simon Condliffe, study co-authors, Center for Applied Demography & Survey Research, University of Delaware.

Speakers at the launches of We Work for Health - Delaware to include:

Ed Belkin

  • Vice President of Communications for America's Pharmaceutical Research Companies

Bob Dayton

  • Delaware BioScience Association, President
  • Delaware Valley Innovation Network (DVIN), Executive Committee

Robert J. Laskowski, M.D.

  • Christiana Care Health System, President & CEO

Sam Lathem

  • Delaware AFL-CIO, President

Miguel McInnis, MPH

  • Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers, Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Rochford

  • Delaware Health Care Commission


  • AFL-CIO Delaware
  • American Cancer Society - Delmarva Region
  • American Diabetes Association, Delaware Chapter
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Local # 1607 and # 640
  • American Postal Workers Union (APWU) - Southern Delaware Area
  • Asbestos Workers - Local #42
  • AstraZeneca
  • Building & Construction Trades Council of Delaware AFL-CIO
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Delaware BioScience Association
  • Delaware Biotechnology Park
  • Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children & Families
  • Delaware HIV Consortium
  • Delaware Pharmacists Society
  • Delmarva Rural Ministries
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware
  • H & S Enterprise, Inc.
  • Henrietta Johnson Medical Center
  • Integrated Social Solutions
  • International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (Iron Workers)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) - 31238
  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) - Local #1
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) - Local 542
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • Laborers' International Union of North America - Local 1029
  • Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
  • New Castle County Chamber of Commerce
  • New Castle County Economic Development Council
  • United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters - Local 74
  • United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union (UAW) - Local # 435 and # 1183
  • United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) - Local #27
  • United Steelworkers of America (USWA)
  • University of Delaware

WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2009

WHERE: WILMINGTON: The Conference Center at Wilmington Hospital, located at 501 West 14th Street in Wilmington. Reporters should proceed toward the hospital's main lobby; the entrance to the Conference Center is marked by a green awning, just past the entrance to First State School. Please proceed down the steps beneath the awning and you will be directed to the Conference Center.

WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2009

WHERE: DOVER: Legislative Hall, East steps (entrance), Dover, DE

NOTE: For more information about the run of show for each event please contact Dan Ronayne at (202) 870-4902.

SOURCE We Work for Health of Delaware
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