Frank J. Manion, PhD, FAMIA
VP for Innovation
Dr. Frank J. Manion serves as the VP for Innovations at Melax Tech. With a wealth of experience in biomedical informatics support, Dr. Manion has held executive positions at two major NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers. He was previously the Chief Technology Officer and Deputy CIO at the Fox Chase Cancer Center and served as the Chief Informatics Officer at the Rogel Cancer Center of the University of Michigan. Dr. Manion's research focuses on the formal semantic representation of biomedical research and clinical data.
Dr. Manion was a co-leader of the bioinformatics team that created the first two centimorgan genetic map of the human genome in the 1990s. Recently, he has been heavily involved in developing clinical trial systems and large-scale biorepositories. Dr. Manion's research focuses on the formal semantic representation of clinical and biomedical data. He has contributed to international ontology projects that deal with biobanking and the representation of informed consent for collecting biospecimens and data. Dr. Manion has served as a consultant for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) program, is a member of the editorial board for the journal JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics and is an active member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and Cancer Informatics for Cancer Centers (CI4CC).