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Gates Foundation CEO has ‘zero expectation’ that Melinda French Gates will step down as co-chair after divorce

The Gates Foundation's chief executive said there was now "zero expectation" Melinda French Gates would step down as co-chair after two years.

Sue Desmond-Hellmann

In 2021, President Biden named Desmond-Hellmann to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, a recognition that capped a long career in the philanthropic, academic, and pharmaceutical worlds. She’d recently stepped down from the top position at the Gates Foundation, where she helped vaccine researcher Penny Heaton launch the nonprofit Gates Medical Research…

Following Lander’s resignation, here’s who might be in line for White House science adviser

Among the rumored candidates to replace Eric Lander as White House science adviser, five names stood out.

Here’s who might replace Francis Collins as NIH director

Among the names instantly singled out as the potential next NIH director: Jennifer Doudna, the Nobel-winning biochemist best known for her work on CRISPR.

The curious case of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine is facing a crisis of confidence, as one country after another temporarily suspends the vaccine’s use.

Pharmalittle: Former Gates Foundation chief is ‘very worried’ about coronavirus; FDA does little to clarify CBD rules

“I am very cautious on overpromising" about the success and timing of a coronavirus vaccine, says former CDC official and Merck exec Julie Gerberding.

Susan Desmond-Hellmann: The coronavirus is alarming. Here’s why you should not panic

Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the former Genentech executive and CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, say there's plenty of reason to worry about the #coronavirus — but also plenty the public can do.

STAT Health Tech Summit 2020

About The STAT Health Tech Summit is complete And that’s a wrap! Thanks to all who helped make this first virtual Summit so special. If you weren’t able to join us, you can read all of the event coverage. Where health tech meets biotech Breakthroughs in health and medicine are not just biological — they’re…

A Q&A with Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann

Some advice from Sue Desmond-Hellmann to future leaders in health: "Know that people are vulnerable and that you have a big responsibility."

A chat with Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann

Submit your questions by Friday, Jan. 10 The full Q&A will be published by end of January. In a special STAT Plus feature, Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the outgoing CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a former president at Genentech, will take your questions on public health, philanthropy, leadership in biotech, and her…

Gates Foundation CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann to step down

Susan Desmond-Hellmann, the CEO of the Gates Foundation, the world’s largest funder of biomedical research, will step down.

Fixing a ‘market failure’: To develop new antibiotics, upend the incentive structure, experts urge

“It’s a market failure that companies aren’t investing in antimicrobial resistance.”

Don’t let HIV ravage a generation poised to transform Africa

We must find new and better ways to dramatically accelerate progress on #HIV #AIDS and quickly turn ideas into solutions.

The 39 best health and science books to read this summer

Need a new book to dive into? Check out the great health, medicine, and science reads on STAT's annual summer book list.

Neglected tropical diseases are finally getting the attention they deserve

A global partnership to fight neglected tropical diseases, begun five years ago, is having unprecedented successes around the world.