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Bob Franks '73 To Head NJ's HealthCare Institute

July 31, 2001

July 31, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - A month after his bid for the Republican nomination for governor of New Jersey fell short, Bob Franks is taking on a new challenge. The former congressman and 1973 graduate of DePauw University has been appointed president of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, and will assume his new title August 1.

The Institute is an association of 17 research-based medical technology and pharmaceutical companies, and works to raise public awareness of the industry's work. "The Institute's Board of Trustees believes Bob will add tremendous value ... helping to educate the public about the pharmaceutical industry and its impact," Raymond Gilmartin told the Leader of Westfield, New Jersey. Gilmartin is chairman of the Institute, and chairman, president and chief executive officer of Merck & Co., Inc.

From 1993 to 2000, Bob Franks served four terms in the U.S. HouseNewspapers 011 of Representatives, representing New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District. Before serving in congress, Franks was a member of the New Jersey Assembly for 13 years.

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