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White House Honors Atul Butte as ‘Champion of Change’

White House Honors Atul Butte as ‘Champion of Change’

Menlo Park, CA – Dr. Atul Butte MD was recognized in a ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC on June 20. 

Along with 12 other scientists, Dr. Butte was recognized as part of the White House “Champions of Change” program.  Through this program, the White House highlights individuals, businesses, and organizations whose extraordinary stories and accomplishments positively impact our communities.
 
Atul Butte is a pediatrician, geneticist, computer scientist, and entrepreneur at Stanford University and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Atul’s lab at Stanford builds and uses computational tools that convert more than 400 trillion points of molecular, clinical, and epidemiological data -- measured by researchers and clinicians over the past decade and now increasingly publicly-available -- into diagnostics, therapeutics, and new insights into disease. In addition to creating new diagnostics and drugs for diabetes and cancers and stewarding the release of NIH immunology data to the public, Atul is a founder of Personalis, providing clinical interpretation of whole genome sequences, Carmenta, discovering diagnostics for life-threatening conditions in pregnancy from public data, and NuMedii, using public big data to find new uses for drugs.

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