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School and Program Updates

Washington Commencement

The 2015 graduation speaker for the University of Washington School of Public health on June 10 was Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Besides her MD from the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. Desmond-Hellmann holds an MPH from UC-Berkeley. Before Joining the foundation last year, she was chancellor of UC-San Francisco, where she remains a tenured professor, and previously spent many years at Genentech, eventually becoming president of product development. She is the first physician and research scientist to head the foundation, which has an endowment of around $40 billion.