People of UGP

UGP Executive Planning Committee

Willard Dere, MD

Executive Director

Program in Personalized Health

Lynn Jorde, PhD

Executive Director, Professor and Chair

Utah Genome Project, Department of Human Genetics

Edgar Braendle, MD, PhD

CEO

ARUP Laboratories

Kathy Cooney, MD

Professor and Chair

Internal Medicine

Randall Peterson, PhD

Dean

College of Pharmacy

Marti Tristani, MD

Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Monica Vetter

Professor and Chair

Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Mark Yandell, PhD

Co-Director, Professor

USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery, Department of Human Genetics

UGP Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Lynn Jorde, PhD

Executive Director, Professor and Chairman

Utah Genome Project, Department of Human Genetics

Deborah Neklason, PhD

Program Director, Associate Professor (Research), Investigator

Utah Genome Project, Genetic Epidemiology, Internal Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Nicola Camp, PhD

Professor, Investigator

Hematology, Internal Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Institute. Genetic Epidemiology, Utah Population Database, Biomedical Informatics.

Jorge Contreras, JD

Associate Professor

College of Law, Biomedical Science, Intellectual Property, Legal and Ethical issues in genetics.

David Crockett, PhD

Director

Bioinformatics, Enterprise Genomics Core, Intermountain Healthcare, Integration of genetic information in the electronic medical record

Willard Dere, MD, FACP

Executive Director, Professor

Program in Personalized Health, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Internal Medicine

L. Charles Murtaugh

Director, Professor

Model Organisms Advisory Board, Department of Human Genetics

Randall Peterson, PhD

Dean

College of Pharmacy. Drug screens using model organisms (zebrafish)

Ken Smith, PhD

Executive Director, Distinguished Professor

Utah Population Database, Family and Consumer Studies

Sean Tavtigian, PhD

Professor, Investigator

Oncological Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute. Classification of variants of uncertain significance for clinical interpretation.

Michael Varner, MD

Professor, Associate Director

Obstetrics and Gynecology, CTSA, Personalized health care

David Viskochil, MD

Professor, Director, Member

Pediatric Genetics, Pediatrics, Genetic Counseling training program, Pediatric Rare and Undiagnosed Disease Program

Karl Voelkerding, MD, FCAP

Medical Director, Professor

Pathology, Genomics and Bioinformatics at ARUP Laboratories, Interests include evaluation of new technologies and improved data analysis approaches for genomics and molecular diagnostics

Mark Yandell, PhD

Co-Director, Professor

USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery, Department of Human Genetics

Joseph Yost, PhD

Professor

Neurobiology and Anatomy. MOAB board member. Deep knowledge of using model organisms to understand genetic changes leading to health conditions including heart disease and cancer.

UGP-SAB Ad-Hoc and Ex-Officio Members

Brad Cairns, PhD

Director of Research, Professor and Chairman

Huntsman Cancer Institute, Department of Oncological Sciences

Neli Ulrich, PhD

Senior Director, Professor and Division Chief

Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Cancer Population Sciences, Population Health Sciences

Emily Coonrod, PhD

Associate Director

Program in Personalized Health

Breanna Caruso

Clinical Research Coordinator

Utah Genome Project

Mary Ann Karren, PhD

Program Manager

USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery