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UnumProvident's Chief Medical Officer appointed Honorary Professor at Salford University
Source: CCN 1/12/2005 5:25:13 AM


For immediate release

For immediate release

12th January 2005




UnumProvident's Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael O'Donnell, has been appointed Visiting Honorary Professor in the School of Environment and Life Sciences and the Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment at Salford University. He will provide invaluable advice and guidance to the development of a portfolio of educational resources, programmes and research projects that meet the demands of the modern occupational and industrial environment.


Building on his ongoing contribution to the school's MSc programme in Occupational Health and Safety, Dr O'Donnell will also be assisting with the introduction of a new theme in Vocational Rehabilitation as well as participating with various research projects within the Institute.


Dr O'Donnell, said: "I am delighted at this appointment to Salford University. The Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment has an excellent reputation for research and teaching in the field of occupational health and safety and I look forward to the introduction of vocational Rehab as a key element of their health and safety training."




For further information please contact John Hutson on 01306 873 471.

About UnumProvident:


UnumProvident is the UK's leading provider of group income protection insurance, with over 30 years of experience. Our critical illness and life insurance products enable our customers to purchase complementary protection solutions that together make a comprehensive protection package.


Our income protection customers benefit from our expertise in the specialist areas of disability, rehabilitation and return-to-work. We enable individuals to protect their incomes, ensuring their financial security if they are unable to work because of illness or injury. For employers, we safeguard one of their most valuable resources by helping employees return to work following long-term absence.


At the end of 2003, UnumProvident protected over 1.3 million lives through more than 14,100 schemes. During 2003 we paid total benefit claims of over 164 million - of which more than 137 million related to income protection claims.


Our US parent company, UnumProvident Corporation, traces its history back to 1848 and is today the market leader of group and individual income protection insurance in the United States. Premium income for UnumProvident Corporation and its subsidiaries exceeded $7.6 billion in the year ended 31 December 2003. Total assets were $49.7 billion at 31 December 2003.


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Issued by Unum Limited. Unum Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. UnumProvident is the trading name of Unum Limited. Registered in England 983768.

Registered office: UnumProvident, Milton Court, Dorking, Surrey RH4 3LZ.

Tel: 01306 887766 Fax: 01306 881394 Textphone: 01306 887784