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Engagement in Precision Medicine and Genomics Research

Track: Health Equity and Community Engagement

Session Number: 1008
Date: Thu, Apr 20th, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Description:

Precision medicine and genomics research will advance the understanding of disease and bring a new era of medicine that takes into account individual variability. To fully realize the promise of precision medicine, researchers must meaningfully engage individuals and communities with varying backgrounds, resources, cultural beliefs, and levels of trust. Speakers in this session will discuss approaches to engaging diverse communities in research, opportunities to advance the science of engagement in large-scale studies, and strategies to address barriers to engagement.
Session Type: Panel Discussion

Discipline: None
Session Type: Panel Discussion

Discipline: None

Speakers

Moderator/Chair
Louisa A Stark, PhD
The University of Utah School of Medicine
Speaker 1
Tuya Pal
Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical Geneticist
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Speaker 2
Elizabeth Cohn, PhD, RN
Associate Director, Community Engagement Core Resource
Columbia University, Irving Institute for Clinical