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OCTOBER 10, 2002

Regina Rabinovich Named Director Of Infectious Diseases Program For The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

SEATTLE -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the appointment of Dr. Regina Rabinovich as director of the foundation’s Infectious Diseases program, to begin January, 2003.  Dr. Rabinovich currently serves as director of Malaria Vaccine Initiative, PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health), where she leads a program to accelerate the development of promising malaria vaccine candidates and ensure their availability and accessibility for the developing world.

OCTOBER 07, 2002

Bill Gates to Visit India on HIV/AIDS Mission

SEATTLE -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that its co-founder, Bill Gates, will visit India next month to lead a foundation delegation that will see first-hand some of the challenges and exemplary initiatives underway to prevent the transmission of HIV. During his trip, Gates is expected to announce a long-term, strategic commitment to support the country's efforts to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS. Gates will be in India November 11-14.  Further details on his itinerary will be provided closer to the trip.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2002

King County Law Library announces Open House for new Legal Research and Training Center

SEATTLE -- The King County Law Library will host an open house at its new Legal Research and Training Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8th beginning at 4:30 p.m. The new LRTC will increase the public’s access to justice related information and was funded in part by a $36,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Community Access to Technology (CAT) Program.  “We hope the Center will expand the options available to King County residents,” said King County Law Library Board President Judge Terry Lukens.  “Our goal is to offer meaningful access to Internet-based justice information for those of low to moderate means.” The LRTC has easy-to-use research tools the general public can access, including six computer terminals with dedicated connections to a variety of legal research databases, topics such as:

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