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Spring 2015

“SSRI Pharmaco-omics”
Richard Weinshilboum, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MI
January 21, 2015, Hosick Lecture Hall, 4:00 PM

“APOL1, Old Friend, New Foe: an Evolving Tale of Race and Genes”
Afshin Parsa, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland, Baltimore
February 18, 2015, Hosick Lecture Hall, 4:00 PM 

"Genetics and Molecular Mechanisms of Deaf-blindness syndrome"
Zubair Ahmed, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore
April 15, 2015, Hosick Lecture Hall, 4:00 PM 

“Rapid Genome Sequencing for Precision Medicine in the NICU"
Stephen F. Kingsmore, MB ChB BAO DSc FRCPath
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dee Lyons/Missouri Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Executive Director, Medical Panomics
Children’s Mercy – Kansas City, MO
May 13, 2015, Hosick Lecture Hall, 4:00 PM 

“Methods for Analyzing Sequence Data for Complex and Mendelian Traits"
Suzanne Leal, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
May 20, 2015, Hosick Lecture Hall, 4:00 PM 

October 6, 2015

Discovery Research In Founder Population Traits (DRIFT) Symposium

8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
University of Maryland BioPark Life Sciences Conference Center
801 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

The DRIFT (Discovery Research in Founder Population Traits) Consortium invites you to a 1-day symposium that will highlight accomplishments in genomic discovery and clinical translation by field-leading investigators from academia and industry who are working with founder populations. Presenters will share their latest research and discuss special issues related to working with these groups (e.g., cultural considerations, analytical considerations and return of results). The meeting will include a tribute to the late Victor McKusick, a pioneer in studies of the Old Order Amish, as well as networking opportunities to advance genomic discovery and translation in founder populations.

The Symposium is co-hosted by the University of Maryland Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine and the Regeneron Genetics Center.



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September 16, 2015

"MODY-a Model of Personalized Genetic Medicine"

4:00 p.m.
Hosick Lecture Hall


Nochelle Naylor, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

November 18, 2015

"All In! Cleveland and Precision Medicine"

2 p.m.
Hosick Lecture Hall


Dana Crawford, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Institute for Computational Biology
Case Western Reserve University

Upcoming Seminars

December 16, 2015

4 p.m.
Hosick Lecture Hall

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October 17, 2017

2nd International Founders Populations Conference:
Discovery Research Investigating Founder Population Traits (DRIFT) Consortium
An Ancillary Event of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics

Bringing together investigaors to share successes and special considerations related to working with founder populations.

8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Hilton Orlando, Orange Ballroom D
6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819

For more information and to register use the link below

Co-sponsored by the Regeneron Genetics Center and the UMSOM Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine.