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Rice unveils $100 million initiative for world health technology
Date:9/28/2007

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The Rice 360 initiative was presented today at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting in New York. The meeting brings together a diverse group of approximately 1,000 world leaders to examine today's most pressing global challenges and transform that awareness into tangible commitments to action. Rice 360 was represented by Richards-Kortum, Kim and Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a former White House science advisor under President Clinton.

"Rice has all the elements to make a difference in solving urgent global health problems," said Rice President David Leebron. "Our brilliant and gifted students are an enormous asset to Rice 360. The university's bioengineering and nanotechnology programs are among the world's best. We have strong and growing ties with the world's largest medical center, and Rice's Baker Institute is home to world-class experts in public policy and global science policy. Another advantage is provided by Rice's Jones Graduate School of Management, which has a wealth of expertise in entrepreneurship and microfinance."

Rice has committed to securing $100 million from a variety of sources over the coming decade to fund the institute's programs. Rice 360 has already received $2 million in funding, including a gift to seed research in cost-effective health technologies from Rice Board of Trustees Chairman Jim Crownover and his wife, Molly.


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