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'CEO' Group Gets Personalized Tour of Salk

A group of former Young Presidents Organization (YPO) members and their spouses recently received a private tour of the Salk Institute during their annual retreat that brought them to Del Mar.

During their half-day visit, the group was led through a program that included an architectural tour, a stop at the "The Floating Paintings" exhibit by Françoise Gilot and a view of the Institute's new Stem Cell Core facility.

"We all thought the core facility was just amazing and the architecture, of course, is very different and attractive," said William King, a 20-year member of the group, whose affiliates refer to themselves as the CEOs – short for Chief Executive Organization.

Salk professors Inder Verma and Joe Noel also presented before the group to explain their respective areas of research and to provide them with a better understanding of the Institute's mission.

Our annual retreat is meant to have an educational focus," King explains, "so it was especially interesting to hear Dr. Noel's perspective on the likelihood of personalized medicine in the future. The tour of Salk was certainly a welcomed addition to our weekend of activities."

If you are interested in a private tour of Salk for your executive group, please contact Betsy Reis, director of Donor Relations at (858) 452-8051, or via e-mail:

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