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p><p class=MsoNoSpacing>Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNoSpacing>&nbsp; Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNoSpacing>Director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNoSpacing>&nbsp; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNoSpacing>345 East Superior Street<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNoSpacing>Chicago, IL&nbsp; 60611-2654 USA<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNoSpacing>+1.312.238.2802 (v) +1.312.238.4572(f)<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNoSpacing><a href="mailto:a-heinemann@northwestern.edu" title="mailto:a-heinemann@northwestern.edu"><span style='color:windowtext'>a-heinemann@northwestern.edu</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p></div><font face="monospace">Confidentiality Notice: This message and any attachments are only for the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential, privileged and/or protected health information.&nbsp; If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please: 1) be advised that unauthorized review, use, copying, disclosure, or distribution is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful; 2) notify the sender of the delivery by reply e-mail or contact RIC's Privacy Officer at 312.238.0766 or privacyofficer@ric.org; and 3) delete and destroy all copies of the message and its attachments. Thank you.</font></body></html>