Program Director in the Division of Genomic Medicine at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda MD, USA
Carolyn Hutter is a Program Director in the Division of Genomic Medicine at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). She serves as the NHGRI team lead for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), and is on the NIH leadership team for the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) the Genome Sequencing Program Centres for Common Disease Genomics (CCDG).and the Precision Medicine Initiative® All of US Research Program.
Prior to NIH, Dr Hutter was a Senior Staff scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre and a Lecturer (Part-Time) in the Epidemiology Department at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Her research focused on large-scale consortia studies of genome-wide association studies and gene-environment interactions in colorectal cancer and other complex diseases. Dr Hutter received her Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics-Biology with Honours from Brown University (1994), her M.S. in Genetics from Cornell University (1998), her M.S. in Biostatistics and her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Washington (2009; 2008). She received the Omenn Award for Academic Excellence, from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine for her M.S. and Ph.D. work. Dr Hutter has received numerous awards, including the 2015 Samuel J. Hyman Service to America Medal “People’s Choice Award” award to Jean Claud Zenklusen, Carolyn Hutter, and The Cancer Genome Atlas Team. This award was in recognition of work that “Mapped thousands of gene sequences for more than thirty types of cancer, advancing precision medicine in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these deadly diseases”