July 28, 2015

CCMB Director Gil Omenn endows new AAAS lecturer series, encourages to think out of the box

"Past AAAS President Gil Omenn and his wife Martha Darling have endowed a new AAAS lecture series, which Omenn kicked off at the AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy by exploring the need for "aspirational and inspirational" research challenges.

The Gilbert S. Omenn Grand Challenges Address was established to identify "particularly challenging needs and goals at the intersection of science and society."

Building on Omenn's Presidential Address at the 2006 AAAS Annual Meeting and its publication in Science, the new lecture series should help to "energize not only the scientific and engineering community, but also students, journalists, the public, and their elected representatives, to develop a sense of the possibilities, an appreciation of risks, and an urgent commitment to accelerate progress," he said.

Read More

Gilbert S. Omenn, MD

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

Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor
Director, Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Professor of Molecular Medicine & Genetics
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health