Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, OmegaQuantDisclosures
Dr. Harris has received consulting fees from Aker Biomarine, Amarin Corp. and Omthera. Dr. Harris has received speaking honoraria from GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Harris has ownership interest in OmegaQuant LLC and receives salary from Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc.
Dr. William "Bill" Harris holds a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota. His research has focused on human lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, especially as they are affected by omega-3 fatty acids. He has been the principal investigator on 5 omega-3 related NIH grants, and since 2004 has been evaluating the RBC "omega-3 index" as a new risk factor for cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric diseases. In 2009 he founded a company (OmegaQuant, LLC, Sioux Falls, SD) to offer the test to researchers, and in 2011 the omega-3 index test was acquired by Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (Richmond, VA) where it is now available clinically. Dr. Harris is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota; the President of OmegaQuant; and a Sr. Scientist at Health Diagnostic Lab. He lives in Sioux Falls, SD.
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