The golden Gates are open again

Yep, Bill and Melinda are at it again and the world will likely be a better place for it. Kinda makes this writer feel bad for bashing Windows 98. Sorry. The Gates Foundation is “establishing a non-profit medical research institute (called the Bill and Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute or Gates MRI) that will combat diseases that disproportionately impact the poor in low- and middle-income countries by accelerating progress in translational science.” It is anticipated the institute will be co-located in Seattle and Boston and that Penny Heaton, who currently leads the foundation’s Vaccine and Surveillance Program, will take a senior leadership role. In a May 2017 release they anticipate spending $100M and employing 80-120 full-time employees. See this ~5 min video interview with Heaton regarding the announcement. All together now… “Thank you Willie and Millie.” We just made that up. You can use it.