Research Report 2019_20

2019-2020 in Review

2 Endowed Chairs awarded

66,406 number of times HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigators papers were cited

Richard Myers, M. A. Loya Chair in Genomics and Greg Barsh, Smith Family Chair in Genomics

250 number of times

2 Life Sciences prizes awarded

Greg Barsh, MD, PhD and Sue Wessler, PhD

HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigators authored peer-reviewed papers

grant proposals submitted in 2019-2020 88

2 New Faculty Investigators added—Josh Clevenger, PhD and Alex Harkess, PhD

Charles Rotimi, PhD and Richard Myers, PhD


4 HudsonAlpha Health Alliance programs launched to provide genomic testing as a wellness benefit to groups and employees.

Yellowhammer 2020 Woman of Impact awarded to Jane Grimwood, PhD

+1 New Center

3 Faculty Investigators named to world’s most highly cited researchers list in both 2019 and 2020

52 %

2 faculty appointed to the ACMG board: Elaine Lyon, PhD and David Bick, MD

Information is Power Initiative participants received cancer risk screenings in the North Alabama. 5,200

of people who received an Information is Power positive result (had an increased risk of cancer) did not have a strong history of cancer in their family (showing the need for this research and a change to how we view cancer risk).

+1 state (or area of population) added to SouthSeq Kentucky

Elaine Lyon, PhD

Tiny Expeditions podcast downloads 7,059

David Bick, PhD

24 %


+1 Director totheOfficeof Diversity, EquityandInclusion

Darrell Ezell, PhD

of SFC patients received a diagnosis

patient visits and lab draws at the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine from August 2019 to September 2020


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