Former Merck Researcher Appointed As President of Fred Hutch

November 21, 2014 6:23 PM

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Former Merck Researcher Appointed As President of Fred Hutch

Genetic expert Dr. Gary Gilliland once worked for the pharmaceutical giant Merck. He has also served as the vice president of precision medicine for the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Now, he is excited to take on the role of president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

“It feels like I’ve been preparing my entire life for this job,” he says. “This is the perfect time and perfect place and opportunity to truly target cures for cancer.” He goes on to say: “Immunotherapeutic approaches have the potential for not just treating cancer but to cure cancers and the Hutch ...

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