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August 09, 2007

Dr. Charis Eng, Chair and Founding Director, Genomic Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 8-9-07

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Dr. Charis Eng is the Chair and founding Director of the Genomic Medicine Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, founding Director and attending clinical cancer geneticist of the institute’s clinical component, the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare, and Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Eng holds a joint appointment as Professor of Molecular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and is a full member of Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Center and a member of the CASE Comprehensive Cancer Center. She was recently honored by the designation National Scholar of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute of The Ohio State University, and continues to hold an honorary appointment at the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Eng’s research interests may be broadly characterized as clinical cancer genetics translational research. Her work on RET testing in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 and the characterization of the widening clinical spectra of PTEN gene mutations have been acknowledged as the paradigm for the practice of clinical cancer genetics.

Dr. Eng has published over 230 peer-reviewed original papers in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, Nature Genetics, Nature. She has received numerous awards and honors including election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation, to the Association of American Physicians and as Fellow of AAAS, the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award and named a Local Legend from Ohio bestowed by the American Medical Women’s Association in conjunction with the U.S. Senate on women physicians who have demonstrated commitment, originality, innovation and/or creativity in their fields of medicine.

Dr. Eng has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Human Genetics and will serve a four-year term on the Board of Scientific Directors of the National Human Genome Research Institute beginning in Autumn, 2007.

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