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Date:7/29/2008

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Dr. Harvey Cohen Elected to National Board of Trustees of March of Dimes

Harvey J. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., the Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at Stanford University, has been elected to the national Board of Trustees of the March of Dimes Foundation, it was announced today.

March of Dimes trustees, who also serve as volunteers, represent the public in governing the organization and advancing its mission and serve five-year terms.

"As a dedicated, ten-year volunteer for the March of Dimes, no one is more qualified to serve on the Board than Dr. Cohen," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of the March of Dimes. "His commitment and passion for the March of Dimes and its core mission is truly remarkable."

Dr. Cohen is a ten-year volunteer for the March of Dimes serving, among other posts, as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee and Prematurity Research Initiative Committee. Dr. Cohen is the Principal Investigator at the Harvey Cohen Lab at Stanford. His lab focuses on biomarkers of disease in children; he also studies new and better ways to treat blood disorders and various cancers, particularly leukemia, in children. He has held a number of academic positions at Stanford, as well as at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif.; Cancer Center University of Rochester, Rochester, New York; University of Rochester Medical Center; and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr. Cohen is a graduate of Brooklyn College and Duke University. He lives in Los Altos, Calif. with his wife, Ilene. They have two sons.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies(R), the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resourc
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