Dr. Marianne Legato and Dr. Roseanna Means Recognized with the 2008 CVS
Caremark Heroes in Women's Health Award
WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of their outstanding contributions in the field of women's health, CVS Caremark has named Dr. Marianne Legato and Dr. Roseanna Means as recipients of the 2008 CVS Caremark Heroes in Women's Health Award. The honorees were recognized last evening at an event in New York City. The awards were presented by Larry Merlo, president of CVS/pharmacy, in celebration of National Women's Health Week.
The CVS Caremark Heroes in Women's Health Award honors leaders in the field of women's health who embody the CVS Caremark mission to improve the lives of others by bringing the best quality care to those who need it. "Dr. Legato and Dr. Means are true champions of women's health," said Merlo. "We are proud to honor these leaders as the first recipients of the CVS Caremark Heroes in Women's Health Award."
Dr. Legato is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer, and specialist in women's health. She is the founder and director of The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, Inc. Dr. Legato is responsible for the first collaboration between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender.
"I am grateful to CVS Caremark for their recognition and support," said Legato. "Our deepening understanding of the biology and the differences between men and women is going to make our treatment and prevention of disease much more effective."
A practicing physician, Dr. Means founded Women of Means in 1999 to
improve the lives of women who are homeless or marginally housed through
quality health care, education and advocacy. Women of Means is a
physician-led non-profit tha
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