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NCGR Appoints Joseph, Former Asst. Defense Secretary, as President

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SANTA FE, NM--The National Center for Genome Resources has appointed as its president and CEO Stephen Joseph, who served as the US Department of Defense's assistant secretary for health affairs from 1994 to 1997. The nonprofit center announced that Joseph would lead the organization in its efforts to develop knowledge and information systems that assist researchers worldwide in analyzing genomic and other biological data.

Joseph will permanently replace Robert Dunkle, who was named interim president and CEO in 1998. Joseph was dean of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health from 1991 to1993, and was New York City's health commissioner from 1986 to 1990.

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