Associate Directors

Richard Duerr, MD

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BS, University of Minnesota – Duluth, 1979 MD, University of Minnesota, 1983

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Jennifer M. Xavier, PhD

Jennifer M. Xavier, PhD

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Jennifer Xavier, PhD is the Associate Director of Research, Institute of Precision Medicine, and Research Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Xavier joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 after ten years of post-doctorate research focusing on pharmacology, genetics and precision medicine. Dr. Xavier trained at St Jude…

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Jonathan C. Silverstein, MD, MS, FACS, FACMI

Jonathan C. Silverstein, MD, MS, FACS, FACMI

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Jonathan C. Silverstein, MD, MS, FACS, FACMI is the Chief Research Informatics Officer, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Visiting Professor of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Internationally known for his expertise and research in the application of advanced computing architectures to biomedicine, Dr. Silverstein was Vice President and Davis Family Chair of Informatics at NorthShore…

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Lisa S. Parker, PhD

Lisa S. Parker, PhD

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Lisa S. Parker, PhD is the Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Professor of Bioethics, Director of the Center for Bioethics & Health Law, and Professor of Human Genetics in the Graduate School of Public Health. She directs the University’s interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Bioethics Program in The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and is…

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Mylynda B. Massart, MD, PhD

Mylynda B. Massart, MD, PhD

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Mylynda B. Massart, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified Family Medicine physician at UPMC, and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh.  She completed her doctoral degree at the University of Utah in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry and her medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University.  She currently serves as the founder and director of the UPMC Primary…

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Peter Lucas, MD, PhD

Peter Lucas, MD, PhD

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Dr Lucas currently serves as the Vice Chair for Translational Pathology Imaging and Professor of Pathology and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to directing his own research group, Dr Lucas co-chairs the NRG Oncology Pathology Committee and is Director of Pathology for the NSABP Foundation. Dr Lucas is also the…

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Philip Empey, PharmD, PhD

Philip Empey, PharmD, PhD

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Research interest:  Current research interests include understanding the role/impact of xenobiotic transporters following neurological injury, transporter pharmacogenomics, pharmacogenomics clinical implementation, collection of medication-related phenotype information, and genotype-phenotype discovery. Dr. Empey teaches at the graduate level in pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, and drug transporters in the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, and Nursing. He also has a research interest…

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