Olofunmilayo I. Olopade

Founding Director at The University Of Chicago - Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics

Olofunmilayo I. Olopade

Olofunmilayo I. Olopade

Founding Director at The University Of Chicago - Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics

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Komen Scholar Since 2017 and 2010-2016

The University of Chicago Medicine

Chicago, IL

Olufunmilayo “Funmi” Olopade, M.D., FACP, is the Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics and founding director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Olopade’s research is focused on gaining a better understanding of the etiology and genomic basis of cancer progression in diverse populations. She has published extensively on genetic and non-genetic risk factors for breast cancer and is internationally renowned for her seminal work in cancer genomics and clinical expertise in breast cancer. Dr. Olopade mapped genes frequently deleted on Chromosome 9 and has characterized and dissected molecular pathways defining aggressive forms of breast cancer and inherited forms of cancer in diverse populations. A distinguished scholar and mentor, she has received numerous honors and awards including honorary degrees from six universities and a 2005 MacArthur Fellowship (“Genius grant”) for “translating findings on the molecular genetics of breast cancer in African and African-American women into innovative clinical practices in the United States and abroad.” Dr. Olopade earned her medical degree from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine in Nigeria. She trained in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and in Oncology, Hematology and Cancer Genetics at the Joint Section of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Chicago. She serves as a director on several Civic and Corporate Boards.

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Career Highlights

Cancer IQ, Inc.

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Number of Boards

11

Birthday

1957

Age

64

Number of Awards

5

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Professor of Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine

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Associate Director of Shared Resources, Salk Cancer Center at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at University of California - San Diego

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Institute Professor, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - School of Science

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Senior Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer at The Brigham & Women's Hospital, Inc.

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Former President at General Dynamics Corporation

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Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry & Biophysics at UCSF School of Medicine

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Clinical Director at University of Chicago - Center for Global Health

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Former Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor at University of California - Berkeley

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Strategic Partnerships Team at Facebook, Inc.

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The University of Chicago’s Center for Global Health (CGH) was launched as the Global Health Initiative (GHI) in September 2009 and provides a unifying framework for students, staff, and faculty across the university with an interest in global health. Harnessing the expertise of scholars across campus, CGH takes advantage of the University of Chicago’s strengths in fields ranging from economics, computation, public policy, medicine, and more. This multidisciplinary focus encourages innovative approaches to the numerous health challenges faced by people all over the world. The global health scholarship of the university’s faculty and students has the potential to save lives and influence health practices in our country and around the world.

Education
M.B.B.S. in Medicine

Established some 67 years ago, the University of Ibadan, UI as it is fondly referred to, is the first University in Nigeria. Until 1962 when it became a full fledged independent University, it was a College of the University of London in a special relationship scheme. The University, which took off with academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine, is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programmes in thirteen Faculties namely, Arts, Science, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, the Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Technology, Law, Public Health and Dentistry. The Faculties of the Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Public Health and Dentistry are organized as a College of Medicine. The University has other academic units among which are: Institute of Child Health, Institute of Education, Institute of African Studies, Centre for Child Adolescent and Mental Health, Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies, African Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS), Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CEPACS), Centre for Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Law (CPEEL), Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), and Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI),Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training (IAMRAT), Centre for Drug Discovery, Development & Production (CDDDP), Centre for Control & Prevention of Zoonosis (CCPZ). A new National Institute for Maternal Child & Neonatal Health (NIMCNH) & Institute for Infectious Diseases are under construction. A new School of Business (UISB) is expected to take off later this year. The University, as part of efforts to fulfil a God given mandate of promoting Nigeria’s development, established a Research Foundation (UIRF). The University of Ibadan Postgraduate School is, well acknowledged within and outside the country as one of the largest in Africa and the flagship of Postgraduate Education in Nigeria as it produces the much required human resources for the entire Nigerian University system, the Nigerian public and private sectors and beyond. The Postgraduate School enrolment takes about 50% of the entire student enrolment. University of Ibadan produces an average of 3,000 Masters & 250 Ph.Ds every year. The University currently hosts the Pan African University Life & Earth Sciences Institute on behalf of the West African Subregion. This is an initiative of the African Union. The programme is in its 2nd year and has 97 students from all over Africa. The University is, however, not resting on its oars as it intends to be ranked among the best universities worldwide, in keeping with its Mission statement: There are twelve Halls of Residence which provide accommodation for about 30% of the population of students in the regular studies mode; and three others under construction with the support of the FG Revitalisation Funds. The University has 1212 housing units, out of which of which 609 units are occupied by senior staff and 603 units by junior staff. The University of Ibadan is, therefore, a truly complex organization. Its governance is based on the Committee System; all the Boards and Committees report to Council and/or Senate. In order to carry out its main functions of teaching, research and community service, the University has been providing to a large extent, basic services like electricity and water supply, security, health facilities and other municipal services to its staff and students. Through its alumni and alumnae, the University of Ibadan has, in the past six decades contributed significantly to the political, industrial, economic and cultural development of Nigeria. Mission Statement To expand the frontiers of knowledge through provision of excellent conditions for learning and research To produce graduates who are worthy in character and sound judgement To contribute to the transformation of society through creativity and innovation To serve as a dynamic custodian of society’s salutary values and thus sustain its integrity.

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Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

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The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of "promoting useful knowledge." In the 21st century the Society sustains this mission with various programs described further within.

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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly called the Institute of Medicine (IoM), is an American nonprofit, non-governmental organization. The National Academy of Medicine is a part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the National Research Council (NRC). The National Academy of Medicine provides national advice on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine, and health, and serves as an adviser to the nation to improve health. It aims to provide unbiased, evidence-based, and authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to policy-makers, professionals, leaders in every sector of society, and the public at large. Operating outside the framework of the U.S. federal government, it relies on a volunteer workforce of scientists and other experts, operating under a formal peer-review system. As a national academy, new members of the organization are elected annually by current members, based on their distinguished and continuing achievements in a relevant field as well as for their willingness to participate actively.

Career History
Director
Current

The University of Chicago’s Center for Global Health (CGH) was launched as the Global Health Initiative (GHI) in September 2009 and provides a unifying framework for students, staff, and faculty across the university with an interest in global health. Harnessing the expertise of scholars across campus, CGH takes advantage of the University of Chicago’s strengths in fields ranging from economics, computation, public policy, medicine, and more. This multidisciplinary focus encourages innovative approaches to the numerous health challenges faced by people all over the world. The global health scholarship of the university’s faculty and students has the potential to save lives and influence health practices in our country and around the world.

Founder
2014 - ?

Cancer IQ, Inc. provides cancer solutions. Its solutions include breast cancers, genetic practices, and OBGYN practices solutions. The company was founded by Feyi Olopade Ayodele, Haibo Lu, and Moe Alkhafaji in 2014 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $249
2018

The American Society of Hematology 's mission is to further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.

$500 - $2,499
2017

American Association for Cancer Research prints and publishes scientific journals including clinical cancer research, molecular cancer therapeutics, molecular cancer research, cancer epidemiology, and biomarkers and prevention. The company was founded on May 7, 1907 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

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2011

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

Political Donations
$485
2012

Former President of United States

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Cancer IQ, Inc. provides cancer solutions. Its solutions include breast cancers, genetic practices, and OBGYN practices solutions. The company was founded by Feyi Olopade Ayodele, Haibo Lu, and Moe Alkhafaji in 2014 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Awards & Honors
2005
MacArthur Fellowship
Bowdoin College
Dominican University (Illinois)
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