Mind the Gap: Complications in returning data to study participants

People who participate in genetic research increasingly tell researchers that they want all of their genetic data back. But many of these participants do not have the data management infrastructure or analytical tools to interpret this information. And while third party companies eagerly offer to interpret results, they are unregulated and may offer incomplete or […]

Presentation: Returning genetic data: Farren Briggs, PhD, ScM

Farren Briggs, PhD ScM, recently presented on the challenges of returning genetic data to individual research participants. In his presentation, Dr. Briggs cautioned his colleagues about even making the most general of assumptions regarding their research participants, including their access to the internet and computing infrastructure, and their digital literacy. This is compounded by the […]

2018 ABRCMS, Indianapolis, IN

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
November 14-17, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN
Final Program

2018 SACNAS, San Antonio, TX

SACNAS, San Antonio, TX, 2018 The Importance of Diversity in Precision Medicine Research Narrative:  National efforts are underway to ascertain one million participants for precision medicine research and an intense interest in ensuring this cohort is diverse across multiple dimensions.  We provide here an overview of the importance of diversity in precision medicine research highlighting […]

2018 SACNAS Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award

Melissa Spear University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA   The Role of Recent Demography in Shaping Patterns of Genetic Variation in US Hispanic/Latino Populations Melissa Spear, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, Dara Torgerson, , Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco and […]

2017 ABRCMS, Phoenix, AZ

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
November 1-4, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ
Final Program

2016 ABRCMS, Tampa, FL

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
November 9-12, 2016 in Tampa, FL
Final Program

2015 ABRCMS, Seattle, WA

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
November 11-14, 2015 in Seattle, WA
Final Program

2014 SACNAS, Los Angeles, CA

SACNAS, Los Angeles, CA. 2014 2014 Distinguished Research Mentor Award Dana C. Crawford, PhD Case Western Reserve University Scenes from SACNAS 2014, Los Angeles, CA SACNAS 2014 in Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA (SACNAS 2014) Awards ceremony (SACNAS 2014) Nicole Restrepo (SACNAS 2014) Dana Crawford (SACNAS 2014) Dana Crawford (SACNAS 2014) Antonia O. Franco, […]

2016 SACNAS, Long Beach, CA

SACNAS, Long Beach, CA, 2016 The ABCs of Diversity in Genomic Research: Ascertainment, Bioinformatics, and Computation Narrative:  Thousands of common genetic variants are now associated with hundreds of clinical outcomes and traits.  The majority of this discoveries, however, were made only in European-descent populations.  We provide in this scientific session an overview of genomic research […]