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 Scientific Committee

Mission Statement: To develop scientific programming for the annual meeting, monthly Research in Progress webinars and other programs as needed.

Chair: Chad Bousman

Vice Chair: Daniel Hertz


Julie Johnson
Henk Jen Guchlaar
Loren Saulsberry
Sookwah Yee
Sonal Singh
Steve Scherer
Daniel Savic
Arthur Harrelson
Adebango Adegbola
Alireza Tofazoli

 Global PGx Committee

Mission Statement: To serve to stimulate research, education and practice of PGx. This will be done through  building capacity for PGx research, promoting research through fostering networking, building critical mass of PGx knowledgeable communities  through educational programs and creating stakeholder awareness through advocacy.

Chair:         Folefac Aminkeng

Vice Chair:    Mohamed Nagy


Andrew Monte
Andrew Somogyi
Guang Yang
Ron HN Van Schaik
Troy Moore
Tinashe Adrian Mazhindu
John T Callaghan
Ellie Jhun
Ayah Ziyada
Betsy Bove
Oyinlade Kehinde
Maud Maillard
Nicole Keuler

 Communications Committee

Mission Statement: To increase the visibility and growth of the PGRN in the scientific and medical communities, through social media and media sharing networks, blogs, and other potential networking opportunities.

Chair:         Assaf Gottlieb
Vice Chair:   Grace Nguyen

Lusi Zhang
Lisa Brown
Raewyn McCombs
Meghan McNulty
Reynold Ly
Rocio Ortiz Lopez

 Early Career Committee

Mission Statement: To facilitate engagement and visibility of trainees and early career scientists in the field of pharmacogenomics and to develop programs that will enhance the careers of these trainees and early career scientists.

Chair:          Aniwaa Owusu Obeng
Vice Chair:  Amy Pasternak


Sonali Deore
Amanda Elchynski
Vitaris Kodogo
Vivek Shastri
Tata Emiliene Berinyuy
Shayna Killam
Habib Ihab Ahmed Elshenawy

 Education Committee

Mission Statement: The education committee will develop PGRN educational programs and content focused on research and clinical implementation of PGx for trainees, researchers, practitioners and the public.

Chair:               Phil Empey 
Vice Chair:      Emily Cicali


Kateryna Petrykey
Glenda Hoffecker
Sherin Shaaban
Vanessa Gonzales Cova
Tyler Gallo
Samah Ahmed
Stephanie Huang
Nick Powell
Sampath Rangasamy
Taichi Ochi
Kelly Caudle
Minoli Perera
Billy Murphy
Chakradhara Uppugunduri
Ben Kong

 Publications Committee


To promote the field of pharmacogenomics within the global scientific and clinical communities through written publications. This will be accomplished by writing and submitting manuscripts (e.g., commentaries, guidelines, positions papers, reviews, meeting reviews) on all aspects of pharmacogenomics ranging from discovery through implementation, and sponsoring theme issues in scientific journals including pharmacology, medical, and other journals.

Publications Committee

Chair:  Akin Oni-Orisan
Vice Chair:  Max Smith


Michelle Whirl Carillo
Nita Limdi
Jim Stevenson
Azemeraw Zhambre
Jai Patel
Claire Spahn
Kevin Hicks
Chinonyelum Emmanuel Agbo
Karen Brown
Nancy Hakooz
Teresa Ho

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