NEW YORK, June 25 - The Human Proteome Organization has elected Sam Hanash, a cancer researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School, as its first president, the organization said Monday.

The 24 members of the advisory board to the Human Proteome Organization, or HUPO, approved Hanash's appointment over the weekend, said Ian Humphery-Smith, a pharmaceutical proteomics researcher at the University of Utrecht who has acted as HUPO's primary spokesperson until now.

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