Zerhouni Joins Gates Foundation

2/3/09

Elias Zerhouni, the former director of the National Institutes of Health during the Bush Administration, has joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a senior fellow. Zerhouni, a world-class radiology researcher, will advise the foundation on its Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative, in which the foundation works to identify the top scientific challenges in global health. One aspect of the effort is the foundation’s support for far-out ideas that are still too unproven to win traditional federal NIH grants.

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