Karen A. Heichman, PhD

Vice President, Technology Assessment and Licensing
Director, PharmaDx Program
Dr. Heichman is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Her role at ARUP as the director of the PharmaDx program involves developing and managing collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. The PharmaDx team recently received FDA approval of two companion diagnostic tests developed and validated for use with the drug Gleevec. Dr. Heichman holds an AB in genetics from UC Berkeley and a PhD in biological chemistry from the UCLA School of Medicine. She trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the field of cycle control at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.