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Dr. Kristiina Vuori Promoted to President of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Date:4/13/2010

Pauline Foster Makes Gift to Endow Presidential Chair

La Jolla, Calif. (Vocus) April 13, 2010 -- Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) has promoted Kristiina Vuori, M.D., Ph.D., to President of the Institute. In this role, she will oversee Sanford-Burnham's day-to-day operations. Prior to the promotion, Dr. Vuori was Executive Vice President of Scientific Affairs. She will continue to manage her cancer research laboratory and remain Director of Sanford-Burnham's NCI-designated Cancer Center. John C. Reed, M.D., Ph.D., Donald Bren Chief Executive Chair and former President, will continue as Chief Executive Officer.

Concurrent with Dr. Vuori's promotion, Pauline Foster has made a substantial gift to Sanford-Burnham to endow the Pauline and Stanley Foster Presidential Chair.

"Kristiina has provided outstanding leadership as Sanford-Burnham has expanded our research in California and Florida,” said Dr. Reed. "She has overseen the introduction of cutting-edge technologies into our laboratories and has shown laser focus on our mission to find cures for human diseases. Her tireless efforts have resulted in numerous successes, including the recent renewal of the Institute's NCI grant with a rating of 'outstanding.' And now, holding the Pauline and Stanley Foster Presidential Chair, she will be in an even better position to help move the Institute to the next level.”

In her new role, Dr. Vuori will oversee both the scientific and nonscientific operations at Sanford-Burnham. She will work to maximize the organization's efficiency a
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