September 13, 2002

Alliance sponsors genetics symposium Sept. 19 at Meharry

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Dr. Timothy Quill encouraged health care professionals to keep an open dialogue with terminally ill patients, being prepared to answer difficult questions. (photo by Dana Johnson)

The third annual Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Genetics Symposium is Sept. 19 at the Kresge Learning Resource Center on Meharry campus. This year’s symposium will address how the integration of molecular genetics and population genetics is generating new information and new approaches for disease gene discovery. The day of presentations will focus on studies in unique populations and the use of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in haplotype mapping.

Registration is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., with a series of presentations beginning at 8:30 a.m. Invited speaker Sarah Tishkoff, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park, will highlight the morning session, while Mark Daly, Whitehead/Pfizer Computational Biology Fellow at the Whitehead Institute, will be featured in the afternoon session.

For more information on the Symposium, or to register, call Angela Brooks at 343-5851 or visit the Program in Human Genetics Web site at