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Evenings with Genetics: race and precision medicine

Molly Chiu


Houston, TX -

How are physicians and scientists including underrepresented groups in the promise of precision medicine? Baylor College of Medicine will host a panel of experts to discuss this topic and the intersection of identity and genetics at an upcoming Evenings with Genetics virtual seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m.

The webinar, titled “Race and Genetics: Perspectives on Precision Medicine,” will discuss the complexity of racial identity and its impact on health and disease. Panelists will address specific examples of factors affecting diseases in genetically and culturally diverse populations and the foundations needed to deliver equitable precision medicine to communities of color.

The evening’s panelists are Vence L. Bonham, Jr., acting deputy director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and associate investigator of the NHGRI social and behavioral research branch, and Dr. Fatimah Jackson, professor of biology and former director of the Cobb Research Laboratory at Howard University. Dr. Cherilynn Shadding will join the panel as a guest parent speaker.

Evenings with Genetics is a regular speaker series hosted by Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital that offers the most current information on care and research advances for many genetic conditions. This event is co-sponsored by the Baylor Office of Community Engagement & Health Equity.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day before the seminar. For more information, call 713-798-3148 or visit the event registration page.

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