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Created by John Eipper on 03/29/06 1:55 PM - phyllis-gardner-chair-of-wais-board

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Phyllis Gardner, chair of WAIS Board (John Eipper, USA, 03/29/06 1:55 pm)

Phyllis Gardiner has succeeded Bill Ratliff as chair of the WAIS Board. She is an energetic person, and we trust WAIS will flourish under her guidance. Here is her bio: Phyllis Gardner, M.D. is Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine (since 1984). She is widely published in the field of cell biology and pharmacology. In addition to her role as faculty member, she served as Senior Associate Dean for Education and Student Affairs from 1998-2001. She has received numerous national awards and honors, earned her M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and received postgraduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanford School of Medicine, Columbia University and University College London.In addition to her academic work, Dr. Gardner has been active in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. From 1996 to 1998, she took a leave of absence from Stanford to work at ALZA Corporation, a major drug delivery company, as a Principal Scientist, Vice President of Research, and as Head of ALZA Technology Institute. Upon return to Stanford, she continued to work in the corporate sector by serving on boards, as well as starting companies. She was a co-founder of Genomics Collaborative, later acquired;the founding Chair of SKOLAR, an on-line medical knowledge company, later acquired by Wolters Klure; a founder and Director of CambriaTech, a venture development group. In addition she has served on numerous public and private biopharmceutical boards, including Health Hero Network, Aronex (acquired by Antigenics), Pharmacyclics, BioMarin, Aerogen (acquired by Nektar), iMEDD Pharmaceuticals, and UMD, Inc. She is on the clinical advisory board of Amyris Pharmaceuticals. She has also served for four years as an adjunct partner to Essex Woodlands Health Ventures.

Plan to attend the WAIS conference on "Critical World Issues " at Stanford July 31-August 1, 2006. It will be a rare opportunity to meet other WAISers. Tell interested friends.

Ronald Hilton, Editor, 2006

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