Eric Green on Human Genomics, Precision Medicine, and Advancing Human Health

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center | 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
 
A Lecture Featuring: 
 
Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

 

 

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The Natural History Museum of Utah is excited to present Dr. Eric Green who will be discussing: Human Genomics, Precision Medicine, and Advancing Human Health.

Precision medicine describes a future where physicians prescribe a precise treatment plan most effective for an individual’s genetics, lifestyle, and environment. It is the opposite of a one-size-fits-all approach to treating patients, and thanks to President Obama’s U.S. Precision Medicine Initiative, we are getting closer than ever to starting down this path.

We now know much more about how the human genome works and has evolved, thanks to recent advances in genomic science and technology. We are also able to better measure environmental and lifestyle information and mine the wealth of data found in electronic medical records. The Precision Medicine initiative seeks to synthesize this information and take us to a new future. It lays out a plan for a broad-based research program involving over 1 million volunteers where new approaches for individualized medical care can be rigorously tested. The hope is to establish a new body of evidence to advance how physicians treat patients.

We are thrilled to hear from one of the preeminent minds in genomic research, Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., who has been the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 2009. Dr. Green will discuss our advances in genomics and the promise of precision medicine.

Read more on Dr. Green.