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Governor Ed Rendell Visits Pittsburgh to Discuss Jonas Salk Legacy Fund and Pennsylvania Economic/Employment Impact

Governor joins Children's Hospital doctors and researchers at new site in Lawrenceville


WHAT: Press briefing at the construction site of the new Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville.

Governor Ed Rendell will discuss development, growth and economic impact in the state of Pennsylvania, through his proposed Jonas Salk Legacy Fund. Inspired by the Pittsburgh physician, who developed the polio vaccine, the Jonas Salk Legacy Fund is a $500 million investment by the state, to accelerate the rate of medical breakthroughs in Pennsylvania.

In the process, it will bring hundreds of world-class researchers to Pennsylvania and create thousands of new jobs.

Part of Children's new 10-acre site will include a 220,000-square-foot, 10-story research center, which is more than twice the size of the research facility in Oakland. The expanded research capabilities will enable Children's to recruit top researchers and clinicians from around the world, specializing in pediatrics. It will substantially impact economic growth in the region.

WHO: Edward Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania

Roger Oxendale, President and CEO, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

David Perlmutter, MD, Physician-in-Chief and Scientific Director, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2006, Promptly begins at Noon and concludes at 12:30 p.m.

Parking is available: Take 44th Street off Penn Avenue, in Lawrenceville. Follow the road to Garwood Way, (behind the building,) and turn right at the end to the guard house. Parking garage is on the right.

Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5016 or 412-692-5502,
Dean Walters, 412-692-5016 or 412-692-5017,

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