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Dr. Tachi Yamada, president of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Health Program, has been made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The honor recognizes his contributions at GlaxoSmithKline, where he was chairman of research and development from 2000 to 2006.
"I am delighted and humbled to receive this great honor," said Dr.Yamada. "The U.K. is at the forefront of scientific innovation, particularly in discovering new medicines and improving global health. It has been my privilege to work with extraordinary British colleagues throughout my career in academia, in industry, and now in the fight against health disparities throughout the world."
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