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Jason Moore

Jason Moore has been named the first permanent director of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. His appointment officially starts on March 1. 

Moore is the founding director of Dartmouth College's Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences. He is currently a professor of genetics and of community and family medicine in Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine. Before joining the Dartmouth faculty, Moore was an associate professor of cancer research and a member of the Center for Human Genetics Research at Vanderbilt University. 

The Scan

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