Personalized Medicine Panel Discussion

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As part of Personalized Medicine Awareness Day in Georgia, a panel discussion involving scientists from Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University and Georgia Tech will explore recent advances in personalized medicine and Georgia’s leadership in this innovative health care research.The event will open with a speech from Gov. Nathan Deal, who will announce the proclamation and deliver an opening address. Following Gov. Deal’s remarks, Leroy Hood, a pioneer in biotechnology and genomics, and founder of the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, will discuss the promise of personalized medicine for improving health care.The panelists include:
  • David Satcher, director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and the 16th Surgeon General of the United States
  • Kenneth L. Brigham, associate vice president and director of the Predictive Health Institute at Emory University and Georgia Tech
  • Valerie Montgomery Rice, dean and executive vice president of Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Ofili, associate dean and director of the Clinical Research Center at Morehouse School of Medicine, national principal investigator of the WARFARIN study, a first of its kind personalized medicine study approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Roger Simon, director of translational programs in stroke and professor of neurology and neurobiology at Morehouse School of Medicine.
  • David Stephens, vice president of research at Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center.
Admission is free. The program will be followed by a reception. A free shuttle from Georgia Tech to MoreHouse will be available. Please email Andrew West if you are interested in reserving a seat on the shuttle.



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  • Created By: Amelia Pavlik
  • Created: 08/15/2011
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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