John L. Omdahl, PhD

Biochemistry

1941-2005

Dr. John L. Omdahl was the Senior Associate Dean at the UNM School of Medicine; a Regent's Professor; a La Tierra Sagrada Award recipient; and received the P450 Life-time Achievement Award and a Brown University Symposium Award. He joined the Department of Biochemistry at The University of New Mexico School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in 1972.

He was President of UNM's Faculty Senate for two terms and was the head of Academic Freedom and Tenure for two terms at UNM. Dr. Omdahl was also President of the NM Heart Association for two terms. He was a visiting Distinguished Scholar, University of Adelaide, S. Australia and an active member of East Mountain Calvary Chapel Church.

Dr. Omdahl was an avid fly fisherman, played basketball for Colorado State University for four years and also was a participant in the Intelligent Design Society.

Dr. Omdahl, a 33-year resident of Albuquerque, died February 10, 2005. Jack is remembered as a man of leadership, integrity, and generosity who left us a legacy to follow throughout our own lives.

 

John L. Omdahl

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