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Carlos Bustamente, Philip Lavori

Stanford University has appointed Carlos Bustamante chair of its new department of biomedical data science. The university has also tapped Philip Lavori to serve as vice chair of the department. 

Bustamente is a professor of genetics and founding director of the Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics. He joined Stanford's faculty in 2010. Prior to that, he was a faculty member in Cornell University's departments of statistical sciences and biology statistics and computational biology

Lavori is a professor of health research and policy at Stanford. He joined Stanford in 2004 as director of the Stanford Comprehrensive Cancer Center's biostatistics shared resource. Before that, he served as director and acting director for the Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program.

Bustamente and Lavori will begin their new roles on Oct.1. Lavori will step down as chair of Stanford's department of health research and policy to take on his new role.