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ClearWay Minnesota(SM) Adds New Director of Research

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News J E 4
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MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 13 ClearWay Minnesota announced today that Dr. Raymond Boyle, Ph.D., M.P.H., will be the new Director of Research for the organization. Dr. Boyle has training in Health Education and Epidemiology from the University of Oregon and the University of Minnesota.

"We are very excited about this new addition to ClearWay Minnesota and our research department," said David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay Minnesota. "Dr. Boyle is well respected in his work on tobacco control and will help us continue to achieve our goals of reducing the harm of tobacco in Minnesota."

Prior to joining ClearWay Minnesota, Dr. Boyle was with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has served as a research investigator for 10 clinical trials involving a wide variety of research topics including smoking and snuff cessation, weight loss among health plan members and adolescent health. In addition, Dr. Boyle has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

About ClearWay Minnesota(SM)

ClearWay Minnesota is an independent, non-profit organization that improves the health of Minnesotans by reducing the harm caused by tobacco. ClearWay Minnesota serves Minnesota through its grant-making program, QUITPLAN(R) stop-smoking services and statewide outreach activities. It is funded with 3 percent of the state's 1998 tobacco settlement. For more information on ClearWay Minnesota or QUITPLAN Services, call 952-767-1400 or visit clearwaymn.org.

SOURCE ClearWay Minnesota
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