As CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, I lead the organization’s vision for a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. My focus is on guiding a variety of missions – from eradication of disease and poverty, to empowering people, especially women and girls, to transform their lives.
Before joining the foundation in 2014, I was chancellor of the University of California at San Francisco. Prior to that, I spent 14 years at biotech firm Genentech, where I was fortunate enough to be at the forefront of the precision medicine revolution. The possible applications for precision medicine in global development are incredible.
But regardless of role, my training as an oncologist and scientist causes me to be endlessly curious about the world around us… If you get a chance, change the world. Go big.
Terrific description of Darren Walker and his “high-level carnival juggling act.” His special approach to disrupting inequality deserves attention.
I’m sad to learn we’ve lost another great champion too soon. My condolences to Dr. Michael Becker's family and colleagues.
Cool cancer biology- CD47 nanobody inside a microbial Trojan Horse - so that immune cells can destroy the tumor. (Caveat: mice)
Hope in itself may be one of the most powerful tools in any fight. Intriguing efficacy of ribociclib in these cases.
Love the part where they talk about nurses “caring too much” which describes every nurse I know in the best possible way. “Empathy is something like a muscle: left unused, it atrophies, put to work, it grows.”
Matthew Herper captures the dreams (and nightmares) behind making new medicines: “It’s true that science eventually leads to medicine. But sometimes the path can be fraught.”
Good work here disambiguating breast cancer as “many diseases.” I’m with Dr. Cesar Santa-Maria, “There’s work to be done, but there’s reason to be optimistic.”
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