Richard Klausner

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Dr. Richard D. Klausner, "the former director of the National Cancer Institute[1] [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) [2]

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  1. 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.”
  2. Biotech venture fund aims for $500 million, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, accessed December 9, 2007.

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