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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Baruj Benacerraf
Scientist
29-Oct-1920 2-Aug-2011 Gene control of HLA antigens
Richard Bloch
Business
15-Feb-1926 21-Jul-2004 H&R Block, cancer activist
Thomas R. Cech
Chemist
8-Dec-1947   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Gertrude B. Elion
Scientist
23-Jan-1918 21-Feb-1999 Developed medicines for leukemia, herpes, AIDS
Michael A. Friedman
Doctor
c. 1944   Oncologist, City of Hope
Robert C. Gallo
Doctor
23-Mar-1937   Identified first retroviruses in humans
Jane E. Henney
Doctor
c. 1947   FDA Commissioner, 1998-2001
Leroy Hood
Biologist
10-Oct-1938   Systems biology and Human Genome Project
Mary Lasker
Activist
30-Nov-1900 21-Feb-1994 Health care advocate
Richard A. Lerner
Biologist
28-Aug-1938   Scripps Research Institute
John Mendelsohn
Biologist
31-Aug-1936   Cancer researcher
Barbara K. Rimer
Doctor
c. 1949   Dean, UNC School of Public Health
Albert Sabin
Biologist
26-Aug-1906 3-Mar-1993 Developed oral polio vaccine
Wendell M. Stanley
Chemist
16-Aug-1904 15-Jun-1971 First to crystallize a virus
Howard M. Temin
Scientist
10-Dec-1934 9-Feb-1994 Tumor viruses and host genetics
E. Donnall Thomas
Scientist
15-Mar-1920   Bone marrow transplants
Harold E. Varmus
Scientist
18-Dec-1939   Genetic causes of cancer
Kenneth S. Yalowitz
Diplomat
28-May-1941   US Ambassador to Georgia, 1998-2001


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