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Corbett Accel Healthcare Group Mourns Passing of Founder Frank J. Corbett
Date:2/11/2010

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Corbett Accel Healthcare Group (CAHG) is saddened to announce the passing of Frank Corbett, founder of Frank J. Corbett, Inc. an established leader in the field of medical advertising.

"Frank was a pioneer in our industry, a legend, a leader for the ages. More importantly, he was a professional, a true gentleman," said CAHG's CEO, Scott D. Cotherman. "His passion and drive for our industry was evident in all that he accomplished throughout his academic and professional careers."

Corbett began his illustrious career in the healthcare market after earning his degree in pharmacy from Columbia University in 1938. Corbett's subsequent accomplishments in pharmaceuticals and marketing eventually led him to establish Frank J. Corbett, Inc. in 1962 with his wife Dolores as his creative director and partner.  With Frank's leadership playing a key role, the Corbett agency helped develop brands such as Keri Lotion and Fostex for Westwood, Synthroid for Flint, and Bronchometer for Breon.

Corbett is known industry-wide for not only his professionalism and creativity, but also for his kind demeanor and contagious energy.  His vision and foresight helped build his namesake agency into the competitive force it is today.  Corbett's successes were recognized with the industry's highest honor in 1998 when he was inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame after formally retiring the previous year.  The organization has established a tribute site to celebrate and preserve the legacy of its founder, and the following hyperlink will take you to the tribute site for Frank Corbett:  http://www.cahg.com/frankcorbetttribute/. This site commemorates the life and accomplishments of this legendary man and presents the opportunity to submit a personal tribute about Frank for consideration and posting to the site, as well as the opportunity to provide a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda.  

CAHG is comprised of 6 Business Units and provides brand stewardship throughout the lifecycle of a brand from compound development to patent expiry and beyond—including clinical trial patient recruitment and management from Iris Global Clinical Trial Solutions™; market-conditioning, promotional medical education from Accel Health; full-service interactive support through relationship marketing and digital/interactive communications from Kinect; and technology-inspired studio solutions through LinQ.  Surge Worldwide Healthcare Communications and Corbett Worldwide Healthcare Communications offer global brand stewardship in the professional healthcare advertising, branding, and promotions disciplines.

CAHG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com). As a member of the Diversified Agency Services (DAS) division of Omnicom Group, it is part of a global network of brand-building resources with affiliates specializing in professional communications, direct-to-consumer advertising, medical education, digital media, customer relationship marketing, public relations, and a variety of specialty disciplines all around the world.

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