Supports Stem Cells for Brain Repair Initiative Company Will Help Dalhousie University's Brain Repair Center Establish Project Plan

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ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2003--Robbins-Gioia, LLC, the leading provider of project management services, announced it signed a contract with the Dalhousie University Brain Repair Centre (BRC), Halifax, Canada, to provide management consulting services to the Stem Cells for Brain Repair Project. Robbins-Gioia will work with the BRC to establish a comprehensive project plan for this initiative. The initial two-month engagement will directly support the BRC's proposal to the Atlantic Innovation Fund to sponsor groundbreaking stem cell research focused on developing novel cell lines for Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and spinal cord injury.
Robbins-Gioia was selected based on its ability to help the BRC clearly define project objectives including schedule, cost and funding requirements that cut across organizational lines and multiple disciplines and professions. The BRC recognized the need for a reputable industry and subject matter expert/facilitator to provide the due diligence necessary to prepare a comprehensive and valid estimate, and secure AIF funding for the duration of the project.

About the Brain Repair Centre

The Brain Repair Centre (BRC) is a multidisciplinary collaboration linking more than 100 world-class researchers and physicians specializing in groundbreaking treatments and technologies in the field of brain repair. They range from surgeons who replace tissue in the human brain to recover lost capability, to scientists in the field of imaging, stem cell neurobiology, pharmacology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, neurology, and cognitive neuroscience. For more information, please visit the web site at www.brainrepair.ca. About Robbins-Gioia

For more than twenty years, Robbins-Gioia has pioneered the project management consulting industry, bringing process-based solutions to high-risk, complex initiatives in top government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. With a hands-on approach to project management, we develop and integrate the people, processes and technologies that will drive your projects to completion. For more information, please call Robbins-Gioia, LLC at 800-663-7138, or visit the web site at www.robbinsgioia.com. --30--DM/ph*

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