Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn


Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn

Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., has been professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, Public Health, and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan since 1997.  During 1997-2002 he was also Executive Vice-President for Medical Affairs and CEO of the University of Michigan Health System.  From 1982-1997 he was professor of medicine and environmental health and dean of the School of Public Health & Community Medicine at the University of Washington, and a senior member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Earlier, he was a White House Fellow at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission during the Nixon Administration and Associate Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and of the Office of Management and Budget in the Carter Administration.  He was a student in the laboratory of Professor Ephraim Katzir at The Weizmann Institute and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at the University of Washington.

Dr. Omenn has been a board member of the American Jewish Committee in Seattle and in metropolitan Detroit.  He is on the board of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute.  He served on a committee for The Technion to review the Medical School and associated scientific programs and opportunities.  He also serves on the boards of Amgen, Inc., the Hastings Center for Ethics, Life Sciences, and Society, the Salzburg Global Seminar, CRDF-Global, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Center for Public Integrity.  He is a former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.