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Dr. Har­vey Fineberg has been named pres­i­dent of the Gor­don and Betty Moore Foun­da­tion, a not-for-profit based in Palo Alto, Calif., that of­fers grants for projects to im­prove pa­tient care. His ap­point­ment is ef­fec­tive in Jan­uary.

Fineberg, 69, will re­place Paul Gray, who will re­main as vice chair­man of the foun­da­tion’s board of trus­tees.

Most re­cently, Fineberg com­pleted two terms as pres­i­dent of the In­sti­tute of Medicine, from 2002 to this year. He holds the pres­i­den­tial chair as a vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia at San Francisco and served as provost of Har­vard Univer­sity from 1997 to 2001. Be­fore that, he was dean of the Har­vard School of Pub­lic Health for 13 years.

He’s also a founder and past pres­i­dent of the So­ci­ety for Med­i­cal Decision Mak­ing and has served as a con­sul­tant to the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion.


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