Gilbert S. Omenn
University of Michigan
Medical geneticist; Educator; Academic administrator
Public Affairs, Business, and Administration
Educational and Academic Leadership
Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health at University of Michigan. Former UM Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs. and CEO, UM Health System. Scientific and leadership contributions bridging medicine, genetics, and public health. Influenced policies on recombinant DNA applications, bioethics, environmental health risks; conducted cancer prevention clinical trials at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Established public health genetics at University of Washington. Initiated Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics at U Michigan. Aligned academic and clinical performance of University of Michigan Health System. Longtime member of the board of directors of Amgen and Rohom & Haas Company. Leader of the global Human Proteome Project. Former president of American Assn for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Associate Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and the Office of Management & Budget. Member, Council, National Academy of Medicine. Recipient, David E. Rogers Award from Assn of American Medical Colleges for contributions to health and healthcare in America and Walsh McDermott Medal from the National Academy of Medicine for service to the National Academies.