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Omenn Gilbert S.

E-mail: gomenn@umich.edu

Gilbert Omenn is Professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health at the University of Michigan and director of the campus-wide Center for Computational Medicine and Biology. He served as Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Michigan Health System from 1997 to 2002. He was formerly Dean of the School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Washington, Seattle. His research interests include cancer proteomics, chemoprevention of cancers, public health genetics, science-based risk analysis, and health policy. He was principal investigator of the beta-Carotene and Retinol
Efficacy Trial (CARET) of preventive agents against lung cancer and heart disease; director of the Center for Health Promotion in Older Adults; and creator of a university-wide initiative on Public Health
Genetics in Ethical, Legal, and Policy Context while at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He served as Associate Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget, in the Executive
Office of the President in the Carter Administration. He is a longtime director of Amgen Inc. and of Rohm & Haas Company. He is a member of the Council and leader of the Plasma Proteome Project for the international Human Proteome Organization (HUPO). Omenn is the author of 430 research papers and scientific reviews and author/editor of 18 books. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association of American Physicians, and the American College of Physicians. He chaired
the presidential/congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management ("Omenn Commission"), the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the NAS/NRC/IOM Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy. He served on the
National Commission on the Environment, and received the President's Award, American Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association.

He is active in cultural and educational organizations, and is a musician and tennis player. Omenn received his B.A. from Princeton, the M.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Medical School, and a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Washington.

Website: www.med.umich.edu/omenn

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