NFL Alumni – Sanford Health Biobank

Scientific Committee

Chun-Hung Chan, PhD

Assistant Scientist, Genetics and Genomics Research Group, Sanford Health
Research Director, Biobank

Jaime Garza, MD, DDS, FACS

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Professor of Otolaryngology, and Director of Human Regenerative Cell Trials at Tulane University School of Medicine; Professor of Surgery and Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Texas – San Antonio

Dan Geschwind, MD, PhD

Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics, Neurology and Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Director, UCLA Neurogenetics Program and the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment; Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor for Precision Medicine, UCLA

Donella Herman, MD

Physician, Sports Medicine; Clinical Faculty Member, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

James Kovach, MD, JD

Chief Innovation Officer, Aggie Square (UC-Davis Sacramento Innovation Center) and Director of Translational Entrepreneurship and Industry Research Relationships, University of California – Davis; Former NFL Player

Joseph C. Maroon, MD

Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery, Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Thayne Munce, PhD (Ex-Officio)

Assistant Scientist, Munce Lab, Sanford Research; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Benjamin Noonan, MD

Director, Orthopedic Research, Sanford Orthopedics

Solomon F. Ofori-Acquah, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, Director, Center for Translational and International Hematology, University of Pittsburgh, Professor of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Ghana

David Pearce, PhD

President of Innovation, Research, and World Clinic, Sanford Health; Senior Scientist, Sanford Children’s Health Research Center; Professor of Pediatrics, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Verle Valentine, MD, FAMSSM, FACSM (Ex-Officio)

Physician, Sports Medicine, Sanford Health

Zach Zenner

Former NFL Player, Sanford Ambassador

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