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For Immediate Release

Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu.

The University of Bridgeport and New York Times-bestselling author Dr. Peter D'Adamo announce the new Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine

The University of Bridgeport (UB) and Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, internationally acclaimed clinician, researcher and author of the perennial New York Times bestseller Eat Right 4 Your Type, announced today the collaborative launch of the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine (COE) which will be located at 115 Broad Street across from the UB Health Sciences Complex on campus, and it is scheduled to open in Spring 2012.

The COE will continue to train naturopathic doctors while broadening the College of Naturopathic Medicine's curriculum. It also will sponsor research in the fields of nutrigenomics and epigenetics, which examines how human genes interact and are affected by the environment, lifestyle and diet.

The agreement was signed at a ceremony that included the Deans of the Various Colleges of Health Sciences and many of Dr. D'Adamo's students.

University President Neil A. Salonen, Dr. David M. Brady, Vice Provost for Health Sciences, and Dr. Peter D'Adamo signed the official agreement for the Center at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, at a ceremony held on the eighth floor of the Wahlstrom Library building, 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport.

"Dr. Peter D'Adamo is a giant in the field of naturopathic and integrative medicine, and he has made transformational changes in the way thousands of doctors treat their patients. He has taught them to better manage and reduce patient's risk for various chronic health conditions. Having him here at UB uniquely allows our students and interns to be mentored by him, while in their primary training, and provides patients in the Greater Bridgeport area affordable access to this comprehensive approach to health care," said Brady.

"From our first discussions about the possibility of a Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine, almost three years ago, our goal was to investigate the use of new technologies, algorithms and philosophies as applied to a new type of patient care; one that is personalized and crafted according to these generative principles," said D'Adamo. "I believe that today we embark on a project that holds great promise for humankind and I am especially proud that this initiative has found a partner in the University of Bridgeport, a recognized educational world leader in the field of integrative medical education."

Dr. D'Adamo and President Salonen sign the agreement while Dean Pimentel and Vice Provost David Brady look on.

Dr. Elizabeth Pimentel, Dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine, echoed Brady's enthusiasm. "We are thrilled that we are able to offer our students the opportunity to learn from someone who has been called the 'most creative scientist in the western world' and who is a true pioneer in our profession. Many people made this happen, not the least of which are the students who have embraced these changes whole-heartedly. Special thanks to the Curriculum Committee who were quick to see how this collaboration would benefit our college and the patients served by our clinic, and to the Clinic staff who go above and beyond to make the shift run smoothly."

As planned, the center builds upon D'Adamo's work, which became well known with the 1996 publication of Eat Right 4 Your Type, which promoted the ideas of blood type, diet and personalized nutrition. For the past 15 years, D'Adamo has continued his research on human biochemical individuality and he has published over 20 books, including the recent, Textbook of Generative Medicine.

The Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine is a revolutionary initiative, and it is without parallel or equivalent in any other school of medicine. With the addition of the new Center of Excellence, "we will enhance the naturopathic curriculum as well as provide patients the opportunity to receive this cutting-edge care," Brady said.

Dr. D'Adamo and President Salonen shake hands on completion of the signing.

Click here to read Dr. D'Adamo's speech

Click here to learn more about the UB College of Naturopathic Medicine

Click here for more about D'Adamo's work at UB

For more information about the COE, go to generativemedicine.org