Elaine R. Mardis, PhD

Elaine Mardis

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Elaine Mardis, PhD, is co-Executive Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine. She also is Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Mardis joined Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2016.

Educated at the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Zoology and a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dr. Mardis did postgraduate work in industry at BioRad Laboratories. She was a member of the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine from 1993-2016. Dr. Mardis has authored over 350 articles in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and has written book chapters for several medical textbooks. She serves as an associate editor for three peer-reviewed journals (Disease Models and Mechanisms, Molecular Cancer Research, and Annals of Oncology) and is Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Case Studies, published by Cold Spring Harbor Press. Dr. Mardis has given lectures at scientific meetings worldwide, and was awarded the Morton K Schwartz award from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in 2016. She has been listed since 2013 as one of the most highly cited researchers in the world by Thompson Reuters. Dr. Mardis has been a member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) since 2007, was the program committee chair for the 2018 AACR Annual Meeting, and is the AACR President-elect.

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Graduate School University of Oklahoma Date Completed: 12/31/1989
Undergraduate School University of Oklahoma Date Completed: 12/31/1984
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Elaine Mardis

Meet Elaine Mardis, PhD: The Institute for Genomic Medicine

Dr. Elaine Mardis is one of the most respected and prolific names in science today. She serves as the co-director of our Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital.