NEW YORK, April 10 – Joseph Duncan, a former Oracle executive, has been appointed chief of operations and information technology at the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Cell Systems Initiative, the university said Tuesday.

As chief of operations, Duncan will help to launch companies from the CSI, a research initiative aimed at better understanding disease at the cellular level and at incorporating genomic information to develop precise drug discovery processes.

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