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Top Washington Health Officials to Honor Framingham Heart Study Participants
Date:11/20/2007

t disease and other conditions. The information is stripped of identifiers to protect the privacy and confidentiality of participants.

"The people of Framingham and vicinity have made an important contribution to the health of our nation and the world, and we are delighted that Secretary Leavitt will recognize that contribution," said BUSM Dean Karen H. Antman, M.D.

Earlier in the day, Secretary Leavitt will address a conference at Harvard Medical School regarding the goals of personalized health care, including the use of genomic information for achieving greater effectiveness in medical treatment.

Additional information about the Framingham Heart Study and its findings is available at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/framingham/index.html.

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.


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