"An Innovator Shapes an Empire"-- yes, that is the headline they chose for a Chancellor of a land grant public higher ed institution...btw contrast that story with what is going on in this story:
Blue Shield Drops Coverage Of Avastin For Breast Cancer
"The company produced an extraordinary lineup of drugs during her time, including the cancer drugs Avastin and Herceptin — both of which represented new approaches to fighting the disease —and became America’s leading maker of cancer treatments.
Her name has appeared on every manner of “most” list: most powerful innovators, most powerful women, most highly paid women."
"The chancellor and her husband, Dr. Nicholas Hellmann, had recently given $1 million to the university."..."Dr. Desmond-Hellmann’s years in pharmaceuticals left her, by her own account, “very, very wealthy,” with a fortune that she and her husband expect to give away."
-- maybe she can give it away now to patients in need of Avastin-- or to change the big pharma set up?
and no mention of her tobacco stock issues that caused a ruckus when she came on board... note the interesting correction at the bottom-also, there is an section where she talks about not having children, doubt very much that question has ever been asked of a male chancellor at UC...but guess they were shooting for one of those getting to know you touchy feely personal profile pieces and overshot.
hattip @Mark_Yudof-afterall his PR folks are likely thrilled with this "story"- he was at Boalt yesterday- perhaps conferring with Edley on how to deal with UCMeP's cupcakes tomorrow...
- Richard Blum (AGAIN!)
- Gareth Elliott
- George Kieffer
- Sherry Lansing (AGAIN!)
- Hadi Makarechian
- Eloy Ortiz Oakley
- John A. Pérez
- Richard Sherman
- Charlene Zettel
- Anguiano, Maria
- Park, Lark
- UC Regents Committees
- Staff Advisors, Faculty Reps, Designates
- Ex Officio UC Regents
- UC Alumni Regents
- Tauscher, Ellen
- Guber, H. Peter
- Paul Monge
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"If the University were a business, it would likely be the largest corporation in California."
"If The University Were A Business, It Would Likely Be The Largest Corporation In California"-Regents Minutes (2010)