The HudsonAlpha Software Development and Informatics lab hosted Philip M. Farrell, MD, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin, for a seminar at HudsonAlpha on February 6. The title of his presentation was “Genetic and Genomic Sequencing in Cystic Fibrosis.”
Dr. Farrell is emeritus dean and professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin. A board certified neonatologist and pediatric pulmonologist, Dr. Farrell’s current leadership activities include directing the Wisconsin Cystic Fibrosis Neonatal Screening Project as principal investigator on an NIH-funded study; working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on quality assurance in CF newborn screening; serving as the CF Foundation’s national facilitator for nationwide implementation of screening; and investigating the epidemiology of African American infant mortality in Wisconsin. After 10 years as chair of pediatrics, Dr. Farrell served as dean of the University of Wisconsin Medical School from 1994 through July 2006. His many accomplishments included leading a large facilities development program and a transformation of the school to an integrated School of Medicine and Public Health. He continues to serve the SMPH and UW-Madison Campus through numerous leadership and educational roles and is active in international programs, serving as Special Advisor to Professor Gilles Bousquet, dean of Division of International Studies and vice provost for globalization.