Richard Klausner

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"Richard D. Klausner is founder and Director of Juno Therapeutics and founder and Director of GRAIL. He is the former Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Opportunity Officer of Illumina. He currently chairs the Grand Challenges in Cancer program of Cancer Research UK. Previously, he has served as the Executive Director for Global Health of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Klausner was appointed by Presidents Clinton and Bush as the eleventh Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute between 1995 and 2001. " [1]

Dr. Richard D. Klausner, "the former director of the National Cancer Institute[2] [1995-2001] who most recently led the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's global health program, is looking to raise as much as $500 million for a new venture capital fund.

"Dubbed The Column Group, the fund would be based in Seattle with the possibility of a branch office in the San Francisco Bay Area, Klausner said." (2006) [3]

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  1. Mindstrong Richard Klausner, organizational web page, accessed June 7, 2020.
  2. NCI Director Richard Klausner Will Leave NIH. National Cancer Institute (2001-09-11). Retrieved on 2011-04-10. “Richard D. Klausner, M.D., announced today that he plans to step down from his post as director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Sept. 30.”
  3. Biotech venture fund aims for $500 million, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, accessed December 9, 2007.

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