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WHO: American Legacy Magazine and Bayer® Aspirin

WHAT: Multicultural Healthcare Forum and Awards Reception

WHEN: July 9, 2009

WHERE: Healthcare Forum - 4:00 p.m.
The Triangle Building
2230 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
(at 120th Street)
New York, NY

Awards Reception - 6:00 p.m.
The Triangle Building
2230 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
(at 120th Street)
New York, NY

New York, NY ( - American Legacy, the magazine of African-American history and culture, will salute three extraordinary individuals at its Ninth Annual Multicultural Healthcare Awards sponsored by Bayer HealthCare, the makers of Bayer Aspirin, to be held on Thursday, July 9, 2009. "It is with great pride that American Legacy and Bayer Aspirin continue this partnership in honoring individuals that have taken a personal role in helping eliminate health disparities for minorities," says founder and publisher Rodney J. Reynolds. This year's healthcare award recipients are:

Rameck Hunt, M.D., Internist at University Medical Center at Princeton, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
George Jenkins, D.M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Columbia University
Sampson Davis, M.D., Emergency Medicine Physician at St. Michael's Medical Center, Assistant Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Raritan Bay Medical Center

Prior to the awards reception, American Legacy Magazine and Bayer Aspirin will host the Fifth Annual Healthcare Forum panel discussion on The State of Black Health from 4:00 p.m. Our elite panelists include:

Rosa Coppolecchia, DO, MPH, FACP, FACOEM, FACPM Associate Medical Director, US Cardio Aspirin, Bayer HealthCare, Consumer Care
Olajide Williams, M.D., Associate Director Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center, Director of Operations, Harlem Hospital Stroke Center
Harriet A. Washington, Editor, American Legacy Healthcare Advantage and Author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation
Joseph N. Edwards, Associate Director Outreach, American Diabetes Association
Khadijah B. Matin (Moderator) Associate Director, Organizational Learning, Lutheran Medical Center

The honorees will receive their awards during a special ceremony at the reception.

American Legacy Magazine is distributed nationwide to over 2.05 million readers through black churches, educational and cultural institutions. Also available on newsstands and through paid subscriptions, American Legacy is owned by RJR Communications Inc. Other brands include American Legacy Woman; American Legacy Healthcare Advantage; American Legacy, Jr.; and American Legacy TV. For more information on American Legacy Magazine, log onto

About Bayer Consumer Care
The Consumer Care Division of Bayer HealthCare LLC, is headquartered in Morristown, N.J. Bayer's Consumer Care Division is among the largest marketers of over-the-counter medications and nutritional supplements in the world. Some of the most trusted and recognizable brands in the world today come from the Bayer portfolio of products. These include Bayer® Aspirin, Aleve®, Alka-Seltzer Plus®, Bactine®, Citracal®, RID®, Phillips®' Milk of Magnesia, Midol, Alka-Seltzer®, One A Day® vitamins and Flintstones(TM) vitamins.

Bayer HealthCare, a subsidiary of Bayer AG, is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. The pharmaceuticals business operates under the name Bayer Schering Pharma. Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human and animal health worldwide.


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