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Ex-Microsoft Executive Donates $1.5M to Bioinformatics Program at Hutch

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center said earlier this month that philanthropists Bob and Pat Herbold have donated $1.5 million to the center's new program in computational biology and bioinformatics, which is now known as the Herbold Computational Biology Program.


Bob Herbold is the former executive vice president and chief operating officer at Microsoft, where he worked from 1994 until 2003. Before that, he spent 26 years at Procter & Gamble, and he is currently managing director of Herbold Group, a consulting firm.


"The generous support from Bob and Pat will help the Center build one of the best computational biology programs in the world," said Lee Hartwell, president and director of the HutchinsonCenter, in a statement.


This article originally appeared in BioInform, a GenomeWeb News sister publication.

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