Dr. Ed Penhoet Joins Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's Board of Directors
April 11 , 2011
Oakland, Calif. - Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland today announced Ed Penhoet, PhD, has joined the not-for-profit pediatric medical center’s Board of Directors. Dr. Penhoet is Director of Alta Partners and a member of President Obama’s Council Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
"I am very grateful that someone with Dr. Penhoet's expertise, prestige and commitment to the health of children has accepted our invitation to join the Board of Directors here at Children's Hospital Oakland," said Children’s President and CEO Bertram Lubin, MD.
Dr. Penhoet has been director of Alta Partners, the San Francisco-based venture capital firm focused on life sciences, since 2000. He is the immediate past Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He was President of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation from 2004 to 2008.
In 1981, Dr. Penhoet co-founded the Chiron Corporation and served as the company's President and CEO since until 1998. Prior to founding Chiron, Dr. Penhoet was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley's Biochemistry Department. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has co-authored more than fifty scientific articles and papers.
Dr. Penhoet was vice chair of the Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) from 2004 to 2009. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of ChemoCentryx, Immune Design, Metabolex, and Scynexis.
About Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland is Northern California’s only independent not-for-profit regional medical center for children. Children’s Hospital Oakland is a national leader in many pediatric specialties and sub-specialties including hematology/oncology, neonatology, cardiology, orthopedics, sports medicine, and neurosurgery. The hospital is one of only two solely designated California Level 1 pediatric trauma centers with the largest pediatric inpatient critical care unit in the region. Children’s Hospital has 190 licensed beds, 201 hospital-based physicians in 30 specialties, more than 2,700 employees, and an annual operating budget of more than $350 million. Children’s is also a premier teaching hospital with an outstanding pediatric residency program and unique pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs.
Children’s research program, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), is internationally renowned for taking state-of-the-art basic and clinical research and translating it into interventions for treating and preventing human diseases. CHORI has 300 members of its investigative staff, a budget of about $50 million, and is ranked among the nation’s top 10 research centers in National Institutes of Health funding to children’s hospitals. For more information, go to www.childrenshospitaloakland.org and www.chori.org.