Joe Gray, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Director, OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). He joins 14 other School of Medicine faculty members who have been elected to the IOM (16 total at OHSU), which has a total active membership of 1,688.
Dr. Gray, also a lead scientist in the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, joined OHSU in January 2011. He is known for, among other things, developing the FISH test that transformed how treatments are selected for breast cancer patients. He co-leads the Stand Up To Cancer initiative's Breast Cancer Dream Team, serves as a key player in the Cancer Genome Atlas Project and is spearheading the use of computer models to predict how promising targeted therapies will work in attacking cancer cells. The new Collaborative Life Sciences Building will house vibration-free lab space for Dr. Gray and other scientists in the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine.
The IOM was established in 1970 as the health branch of the National Academy of Sciences, and is recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. They announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates Oct. 17 in conjunction with its 41st annual meeting.
Knight News also covered Dr. Gray's election to IOM.