Buller was a professor in the departments of obstetrics and gynecology and of pharmacology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was awarded both the doctor of medicine and doctor of philosophy (Bert O’Malley Lab) degrees from Baylor College of Medicine before completing an OB/GYN residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and a fellowship with Philip DiSaia at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Buller is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist with extensive clinical trials experience in all phases of drug development, both as an academic and in industry. He is the author of more than 140 publications and has received numerous awards and honors, including multiple year listings in the Guide to America’s Top Physicians prepared by the Consumer Research Council of America. His major laboratory research interest over the years has been the molecular genetics of ovarian cancer.

Wylie Burke, M.D., Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington. She received a Ph.D. in genetics and an M.D. from the University of Washington and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington. She was a medical genetics fellow at the University of Washington from 1981 to 1982. Dr. Burke was a member of the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington from 1983 to 2000, where she served as associate director of the internal medicine residency program and founding director of the University of Washington’s Women’s Health Care Center. She was appointed chair of the Department of Medical History and Ethics (now the Department of Bioethics and Humanities) in October 2000. She is also an adjunct professor of medicine and epidemiology and a member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is a member of the IOM and the Association of American Physicians, and is a past president of the American Society of Human Genetics. Dr. Burke’s research addresses the social, ethical, and policy implications of genetics, including the responsible conduct of genetic and genomic research, genetic test evaluation, and implications of genomic health care for underserved populations. She is director of the University of Washington Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, a National Human Genome Research Institute center of excellence in ethical, legal, and social implications research, and she is co-director of the Northwest-Alaska Pharmacogenomic Research Network.

W. Gregory Feero, M.D., Ph.D., obtained his M.D./Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s medical scientist training program, with his Ph.D. in human genetics. He then completed his residency in family medicine at the Maine–Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program in Augusta, Maine. After 5 years in practice in Maine, Dr. Feero accepted a



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