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Frank J. Manion, M.S. is the Chief Information/Informatics Officer for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
As part of the Cancer Center's senior leadership team, he oversees strategic planning for and implementation of biomedical informatics and information technology initiatives. He also serves as director of the Cancer Informatics Core, which collaborates with Cancer Center members for developing solutions to data integration and analysis problems stemming directly from research projects. Mr. Manion's team is currently working on the informatics for deployment of an enterprise biorepository in conjunction with the University of Michigan School of Medicine's $100 million FastForward Strategic Research Initiative.
Mr. Manion joined the Cancer Center in late 2009 from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Director for Information Science and Technology. While in that position he was part of the team that developed the first two-centimorgan linkage map of the human genome. Mr. Manion is active in a number of professional organizations. He is a co-founder of the Biomedical Research Institutions Information Technology Exchange (BRIITE). He actively participated on a number of NCI-caBIG workspaces, directed the caBIG "Security Program Development" project, and served on committees for both the AAMC and Internet2.
He has served on informatics advisory committees for several NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and academic medical centers, including UCSF, Karmanos, Georgetown, and Rockefeller University.