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Lander one of ‘America’s Best Leaders’

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Scientist among 20 named in U.S. News & World Report’s listing of top leaders


U.S. News & World Report announced on Monday (Oct. 23) its 2006 listing of “America’s Best Leaders,” and Eric Lander, the director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, is among those recognized.

In a series of profiles and essays, “America’s Best Leaders” reveals the country’s foremost current leaders and explores the critical elements of leading in the 21st century, while celebrating those individuals who are making a lasting impact.

The project was undertaken in collaboration with the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, whose mission is to further leadership for the common good through excellence in leadership research, education, and development.

“There has never been a more critical time to examine leadership in our country,” said David Gergen, U.S. News’ editor-at-large and director of the Center for Public Leadership. “At a time when the public’s confidence in leadership is low, ‘America’s Best Leaders’ celebrates individuals who exemplify true leadership and serve as models for others.”

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard was founded in 2003 to bring the power of genomics to biomedicine. It pursues this mission by empowering creative scientists to construct new and robust tools for genomic medicine, to make them accessible to the global scientific community, and to apply them to the understanding and treatment of disease.