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Lecture to Explore Genomics and Health Disparities

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The fourth annual LaVerne Gallman Distinguished Lectureship in Nursing presents “Precise and/or Equitable: Will Our New Genomics Tools Reduce or Expand Health Equity Gaps?” by Dr. Mark R. Cullen, director of the Center For Population Health Sciences at Stanford School of Medicine. The lecture will take place on April 25, 3:30-4:15  p.m. at the Auditorium at the Edgar A. Smith Building (Blanton Museum).

During the talk, Cullen will discuss the core reasons why many are concerned that the incorporation of genomics into precision medicine could lead to widened health disparities. Topics will include current impediments to research aimed at applying genomics to the care of historically underserved populations, and examples of how genomics have been used clinically to assist in prevention and treatment of conditions that disproportionately impact minorities.

This lecture is sponsored by the Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health, the Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Self-Management Science and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

Catered reception to follow. Go here to RSVP .