Andrew Weyrich, Ph.D. – OMRF President

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Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation President Dr. Andrew S. Weyrich

Dr. Andrew S. Weyrich became president of OMRF in 2022. An internationally recognized leader in blood clotting whose discoveries have facilitated key advances in the field of hematology, Dr. Weyrich came to the foundation from the University of Utah, where he was vice president for research, professor of internal medicine and held the H.A. & Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair.

Originally an exercise physiologist, Dr. Weyrich joined the University of Utah as a postdoctoral fellow and over the next 28 years built his scientific reputation on the investigation of how blood cells impact human thrombotic and inflammatory diseases. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for over 25 years.

Dr. Weyrich is a member of the advisory council to the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, an associate editor for the journal Blood Advances, and a former member of the editorial board for the journal Blood. Among his numerous honors is the American Society of Hematology’s prestigious William Dameshek Prize for outstanding contributions leading to a new fundamental understanding of hematology.

A native of Ohio, Dr. Weyrich received his undergraduate degree in biology from Baldwin-Wallace College, his master’s degree in health and exercise science from Wake Forest University, and his doctorate in physiology and pharmacology from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest.



Chair of the Day

A graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, Penny Voss has more than 30 years of experience in the development field. She came to OMRF from the Dean McGee Eye Institute, where she was vice president for development. Designated as a Certified Fund Raising Executive by CFRE International, Voss is a former president and current member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals. She was awarded the Association’s Outstanding Professional Fund Raiser Award for 2006 and was one of The Journal Record’s Woman of the Year Nominees in 2007, 2009, and 2010. She currently serves on the boards of the UCO College of Business and Thrive. She is a member of Rotary Club #29 and active in the alumni groups for Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Oklahoma City.

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