Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr.¬†Omenn is a¬†professor of internal medicine and of human genetics in the U-M Medical School and a professor in the U-M School of Public Health – His term past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) ends in February, 2007. With nearly 10 million members, AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and the publisher of the prestigious journal Science. Omenn, was executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of the U-M Health System at University of Michigan was formerly dean of the School of Public Health and professor of medicine and environmental health at the University of Washington in Seattle. He served his military duty in research at the National Institutes of Health (1967-69), was a White House Fellow at the Atomic Energy Commission in the Nixon-Ford years (1973-74) and was deputy to Dr. Frank Press, President Jimmy Carter’s science and technology adviser, and then associate director of the Office of Management and Budget (1977-81). He was a visiting professor at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School in 1981 and the first Science, Technology, and Policy Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His most recent advisory role has been as chair of the Presidential/Congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management (“Omenn Commission”).

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