Black History Month: Justice in Precision Medicine: Addressing Ethic Disparities in Genomic Sequencing; a panel discussion In-Person
Join us for an evening discussion panel concerning ethnic disparities in the current availability of genomic sequencing data, the reasons for and implication of these disparities, and current efforts in correcting them. For more information go to www.joinallofus.org/NewEngland.
Latrice Landry, PhD, MS, MMSc – Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellow at Partners’ Personalized Medicine and the Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her work is focused on understanding the contribution of nature and nurture to U.S. health disparities. Her current research uses population genetics, biomedical informatics and molecular diagnostics to aid in the understanding and amelioration of health disparities in genomic medicine.
Jessica Rich – Chief Commerical Officer, 54gene. After spending eight years at genetic analysis technology company Illumina, she took on a leading role in 54gene as CCO. Also, 54gene is an African genomics research, services and development company committed to building the world's largest pan African biobank.
Robert C. Green, MD, MPH – Director, Genomes2People (G2P) Research Program, Professor of Medicine at HMS. He led the first experimental trials disclosing common complex disease risk (the REVEAL Study) and the first prospective studies of direct-to-consumer genetic testing services (PGen Study). Via G2P, he currently leads and co-leads the first NIH funded randomized trials of sequencing in adults (MedSeq Project), newborns (BabySeq Project), and active duty US military personnel (MilSeq Project).
Light refreshments will be served. Hosted by the HMS chapter of the
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and Countway Library.