2023 Symposium Schedule

Draft as of 08/17/2023

All listed times are US Eastern time

Increasing Global Diversity in Genomics

August 17, 2023

10:00 – 10:15am   Welcome

Dana Crawford, PhD, Professor
Scott Williams, PhD, Professor
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Case Western Reserve University

10:15 – 11:00am Leveraging population diversity to learn about the genetic basis of health and disease

Samira Asgari, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

11:00 – 11:45am Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias across the Americas

Giuseppe Tosto, MD, Assistant Professor
Neurological Sciences
Columbia University

11:45 – 1:15pm   Lunch

1:15 – 2:00pm Genetic risk of prostate cancer across diverse multi-ancestry populations

Burcu Darst, PhD, Assistant Professor
Public Health Science Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

2:00 – 2:45pm Pharmacogenomic variation in the Malagasy population: implications for the antimalarial drug primaquine metabolism

Estee Cramer, MPH
School of Public Health & Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst

2:45 – 3:00pm Break

3:00 – 3:45pm Computational Geospatial Approaches to Reconstruct the Historic Internal Migrations of Africans and the Origins of Africans during the Millennia of Enslavement

Fatimah Jackson, PhD, Professor

Howard University

3:00 – 3:45pm Leading by example: increasing diversity in Parkinson’s disease genetic studies

Ignacio Mata, PhD, Assistant Professor

3:45 – 4:15pm Speaker Panel Discussion

4:30pm – ’til Reception