Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hepatitis B Foundation research institute changing its name to Baruch S. Blumberg Institute

Hepatitis B Foundation research institute changing its name to Baruch S. Blumberg Institute


The Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research, the research arm of the Hepatitis B Foundation, is changing its name to honor the man who discovered the hepatitis B virus.

The organization will officially become the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute following an Oct. 7  ceremony featuring New York Times CEO Mark Thompson. Blumberg's widow, Jean, is also expected to attend.

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