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Day of events to explore personalized medicine

Apr. 23, 2015, 9:13 AM

Vanderbilt faculty and staff are invited to attend Personalized Medicine Day on Friday, May 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center. The day of lectures, panel discussions and poster presentations will inform the Vanderbilt community about personalized medicine’s scope and future expansion, and its integration into clinical care and research.

The event will cross multiple areas of interest including cancer, genomics, public health, primary prevention, patient reported data, informatics, mobile technology, operations and training.

George Church, Ph.D., a geneticist and molecular engineer, will be the keynote speaker (at 11:45 a.m.). Widely regarded as a pioneer in genomics and synthetic biology, Church is professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT, and founding core member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard.

Other speakers will include Nancy Cox, Ph.D., research professor of Medicine, Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, and Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of Medicine.

Panel discussions will include “Implementing and Evaluating Personalized Medicine Programs” and “Moving Beyond Pharmacogenomics.”

For more information or to register to attend, see the event website.

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