Sue Desmond-Hellmann is an American oncologist and biotechnology leader who served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2014–2020. She was previously Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the first woman to hold the position, and Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor, and before that president of product development at Genentech, where she played a role in the development of the first gene-targeted cancer drugs, Avastin and Herceptin.
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"A Romance on Three Legs" is a captivating tale of Glenn Gould's unusual obsessions, particularly his love for a particular Steinway concert grand piano. From its discovery in a Toronto store to the tragic moment it was damaged, the book takes readers on a journey through the world of piano tuning, the construction of concert grands, and the history of Steinway & Sons during WWII. Complete with fresh details and clarifications of old mysteries, this book is a must-read for music lovers and Gould fans alike.
And a gem of a book. I loved #ARomanceOnThreeLegs – source
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A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline
I love books that remind me that caring and compassion remain central to #publichealth and #equality. #BookLoversDay – source
Discover the timely and inquisitive chronicle of malaria, one of the most deadliest parasitic diseases in history, in The Fever. From its devastating impact on human lives to the perplexing question of why it still infects three hundred million people every year, journalist Sonia Shah delves into the fascinating history of this long-standing thorn in the side of humanity.
Here’s one for your #SummerReadingList 📚: #TheFever by @soniashah is a terrific book that puts #malaria work into historic context- one of my favorite genres of writing. 🤓 – source
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