Meet our new CEO, James R. Downing, MD


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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital names James R. Downing, M.D., as its new president and chief executive officer, effective July 15, 2014. Downing’s work is focused on understanding the genetic basis of cancer and using the information gained from this work to improve the treatment of children with cancer. He has dedicated more than two decades to making St. Jude the global leader in advances for childhood cancer.

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