2020 SACNAS, Virtual

SACNAS, Virtual, 2020

Precisely Precision Medicine:  A Primer on Translational Research

Session Description:  Precision medicine promises effective, tailored treatments for patients developed through diverse and representative population-level translational research.  While the concept of precision medicine is not new, the convergence of modern-day genomics and electronic health records coupled with increased computational capacity has made the concept closer to a reality.  Precision medicine research is conducted by collaborative multi-disciplinary teams spanning several domains of expertise including medicine, genomics, informatics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, and bioethics.  In this session, we will present on-going cutting-edge precision medicine research spanning multiple chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, chronic kidney disease, and primary open-angle glaucoma to highlight recent findings as well as active areas of research challenges.  We will also describe pathways to train in and eventually conduct precision medicine research as independent investigators or team scientists.

Session Goals:  As a result of this session, participants will be able to

  • Define precision medicine and appreciate the potential for individualized patient treatment
  • Define electronic health records and be familiar with the clinical data stored within them
  • Identify several scientific disciplines needed to conduct precision medicine or translational research
  • Understand the various training opportunities that exist for precision medicine or translational research

Speakers/Chair:

Chair and Speaker:  Dana C. Crawford, Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Electronic health records--Not your parents' paper charts

Speaker:  William S. Bush, Associate Professor, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Banking on Bioinformatics:  Annotating genomic sequence for human health

Speaker:  Farren Briggs, Assistant Professor, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Mind the Gap:  Resources required to receive, process, and interpret research-returned whole genome data

Speaker:  Jessica N. Cooke Bailey, Assistant Professor, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

The intersection of bioethics and genomics in precision medicine

 

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Dana Crawford

Dana Crawford

Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Associate Director of the Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, with interest in pharmacogenomics, electronic health records, and diverse populations. Also, an avid foodie!

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