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White House to highlight Stanford professors as "Champions of Change"

The White House will be honoring (.pdf) thirteen “Champions of Change” who are promoting and using open scientific data and publications to accelerate progress and improve our world.

Two Stanford professors — medical-systems expert Atul Butte, MD, PhD, and bioengineer Drew Endy, PhD — are among the entrepreneurs, academics, and researchers chosen for making an impact across disciplines and for helping make “open” the default in scientific research.

The White House Champions of Change program was created as part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Through this program, the White House highlights individuals, businesses, and organizations whose extraordinary stories and accomplishments positively impact our communities.

Live streaming of the event, which begins at 10 AM Pacific time tomorrow, will be available at

Previously: Atul Butte discusses why big data is a big deal in biomedicine, Obama’s new open-data policy aims to boost access to federal data for entrepreneurs, researchers, Strength in numbers: Harnessing public gene data to answer a diverse range of research questions and Better Know a Bioengineer: Drew Endy

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