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William Foege, Harold Varmus - America's Best Leaders 2007

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Uploaded on Mar 31, 2008

America's Best Leaders profile Bill Foege and Harold Varmus, two men of science that are changing our world for the better.

William H. Foege was instrumental in the CDC's smallpox eradication efforts, boosting the WHO's immunization of 80% of the world's children against a range of childhood diseases, and the virtual eradication of river blindness.

Harold Varmus is a Nobel laureate, cancer researcher, former director of the NIH, and president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Varmus is on a quest to liberate scientific knowledge from journals and copyrights to make it free for everyone.

Read more about William H. Foege at http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/s... and Harold Varmus at http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/s.... America's Best Leaders is presented by U.S. News & World Report.

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