Awards

Gail Jarvik
Gail P. Jarvik, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Gail Jarvik, professor of medicine and genome sciences, and head of the Division of Medical Genetics, was one of eight University of Washington researchers among the 396 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Election as a fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

 

Dr. Jarvik was selected for her contributions to the field of human genetics. She was recognized for work on the genetics of common, complex diseases, including cancer, dementia, stroke and immune disorders. She is a collaborator in the eMERGE (Electronic Medical Records and Genomics) network.  This consortium combines DNA biorepositories with data from clinical records to conduct large-scale genomic studies for a variety of conditions. Jarvik also studies the implementation of genomic medicine in clinical practice. She is a physician at the UW Medicine Genomics Clinic.