Leland H. Hartwell

This article is the first in a series highlighting the accomplishments of Research!America’s 2017 Advocacy Award honorees who will be saluted at a dinner in Washington, D.C. on March 15. More details can be found here . Leland H. Hartwell, Ph.D., is the 2017 recipient of Research!America’s Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award , which honors distinguished leaders who have demonstrated their commitment to advocacy for scientific research by building or revitalizing a research institution. Hartwell is recognized for his leadership as president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) from 1997-2010. FHCRC is a premier scientific research center in Seattle,...

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