Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics
White has led the creation of two apps for iPhones and iPads that bring massive amounts of information to the fingertips. The CTCAE app allows cancer practitioners to easily reference a 200-page manual and record adverse events at the bedside, noting type and severity. The Genome Wowser puts the entire 3 billion characters of the human genome into a portable, searchable, informative app.
My Hero: "High school biology teacher Janet Hogue. Growing up in Portland, Ore., I knew I liked science, but her class was the first science class that was not rote; it was all about discovery.
She put us in environments and asked us to think for ourselves. I was considering a career in science, and her class put me over the top."