William A. Haseltine, PhD
William A. Haseltine PhD has an active career in Science, Business and Philanthropy. He was a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health from 1976-1992 where he was founder and the chair of two academic research departments. He is well known for his pioneering work on cancer, HIV/AIDS and genomics. He has authored more than 200 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of several books including “Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare System”, 2013. He is the Founder of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. and served as the Chairman and CEO of the Company until 2004. He is also the Founder of several other successful biotechnology companies. Companies he has founded account for five drugs currently on the market including Benlysta and ABTRAX (Human Genome Sciences, Inc.), Velcade (Proscript/Leucocyte, Inc.), and Provenge (Dendreon, Inc.).
William Haseltine is currently Chairman and President of ACCESS Health International, Inc. (www.accessh.org) a foundation that supports access to affordable, high quality health services in low, middle and high income countries, and Chairman Haseltine Foundation for Science and the Arts that fosters a dialog between sciences and the arts. He is an advisor to several governments, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the IE University, Madrid, the Advisory Council for the Koch Institute of MIT and the Life Sciences Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board of the Ragon Institute, the Rockefeller
University Council, and the Advisory Board of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Advisory Board of the Council of Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR) of India and the Global Virus Network. He is a Lifetime Governor of the New York Academy of Sciences and a member of the Board of AID for AIDS International, the Geoffrey Beene Alzheimer’s Foundation. and the Global Virus Network. He is an honorary member of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
William Haseltine is also a supporter of the arts. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, a member of the Chairman’s Council of the Metropolitan Museum and a member of the Director’s Council of the Museum of Modern Art, a member of the International Council of the Guggenheim Museum, a member of Board of Directors of the Young Concert Artists, Inc., the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and the American Friends of the Budapest Orchestra.