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Rajiv Doshi, Francis Collins, Spencer Abraham, Elias Zerhouni

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Rajiv Doshi has joined De Novo Ventures, a Menlo Park, Calif., early-stage life sciences venture capital firm, as a principal, the company this week.

Doshi is currently a lecturer at Stanford University’s Department of Medicine, where he has taught courses in design of medical devices.

He was previously consulting with medical device companies in the gastroenterology, pulmonology, and cardiology areas, and is on the medical advisory board of Lunar Design, which performs industrial design and engineering. He also has five patents either issued or pending for medical devices he created.


Human genome sequencing leaders Francis Collins and Aristedes Patrinos were honored this week with awards from the US Department of Energy.

Collins is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and Patrinos leads the DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research at its Office of Science. They were honored with the DOE’s highest award for completing the human genome project in April, over two years ahead of schedule.

The awards ceremony took place at the DOE headquarters, and was presided over by Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham and NIH director Elias Zerhouni.

 

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