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Elizabeth A. Holmes    

Chairman, Founder, and CEO of Theranos

Elizabeth founded Theranos in 2003 with the mission to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere at the time it matters, enabling early detection and intervention of disease, and empowering individuals with information to live the lives they want to live.

Elizabeth left Stanford University's School of Engineering to build Theranos around her patents and belief that access to health information is a basic human right. For the last decade, she has led the company from concept to reality, enabling a new paradigm of consumer health and prevention.

Theranos' breakthrough advancements have made it possible to quickly process the full range of laboratory tests from a few drops of blood - instead of numerous tubes - and at unprecedented low costs, and are now directly accessible to people and their physicians through Theranos Wellness Centers opening nationwide.

Elizabeth led the passing of the first law in our nation's history to give individuals the explicit right to direct access laboratory testing. The law was based on a draft she wrote, enfranchising 7 million Arizonan's, facilitating engagement with and protection of physicians, and creating a model for other states across the country to shift toward preventative care, individual empowerment and price transparency.

Elizabeth is the youngest person to be awarded the Horatio Alger Award, and was named one of the TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2015. She has an honorary doctorate from Pepperdine University.

In 2015 Holmes was named a Glamour Women of the Year.

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Change Agents: Elizabeth Holmes wants your blood

Elizabeth Holmes was a promising student at Stanford when she dropped out after seizing upon the idea of how to make blood testing cheaper and less painful .

She's America's youngest female billionaire - and a dropout - Oct. 16 ...

Elizabeth Holmes, America's youngest self-made female billionaire, has built a medical services company that's revolutionizing the blood test.

Airbnb's Chesky, Theranos' Holmes among presidential entrepreneurs

Marco della Cava, USA TODAY 9:05 p.m. EDT May 11, 2015 ... Tech entrepreneurs, including Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes (second from left) and AOL ...

Hot Startup Theranos Has Struggled With Its Blood-Test Technology

On Theranos Inc.’s website, company founder Elizabeth Holmes holds up a tiny vial to show how the startup’s “breakthrough advancements have made it possible to quickly process the full range of laboratory tests from a few drops of blood.”

Federal health regulators seek to revoke license of Theranos blood-testing lab

Health regulators have proposed revoking the federal license for Theranos Inc.'s California laboratory and banning the firm's top two executives from the blood-testing business for at least two years.

Theranos to close Wellness Centers, labs, to focus on miniLab ...

Former Silicon Valley darling Theranos will close its labs and Wellness Centers, ... Theranos to close Wellness Centers, labs, to focus on miniLab technology.

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