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Penn CIGHT Seminar Series

Monday, February 23, 2009
Bryn Williams-Jones, PhD (University of Montreal)
“Whither Personal Information in an Era of Recreational Genomics”
Co-sponsored with the Department of History and Sociology of Science
3:30PM, 337 Claudia Cohen Hall

Friday, April 3, 2009
Colleen McBride, PhD (Head, Public Health Genomics Section, NHGRI)
“Research Trailblazing: Challenges in Communicating Personalized Genomic Risks”
This talk will provide an overview of new discovery in genomics and its potential benefits for promoting health behavior change. Dr. McBride will provide an overview of the research to date and suggest important new directions for translation research in this burgeoning field.
Co-sponsored with Annenberg Colloquium Series
12:00PM, Room 500 Annenberg School for Communication, 3620 Walnut Street
To RSVP please email cara.zayac@uphs.upenn.edu

Friday, April 17, 2009
Debra Skinner, PhD (Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina)
“Figuring genealogical ethics in familial patterns of genetic disclosure: The case of fragile X syndrome”
Co-sponsored with the Center for Bioethics
12:00PM, Suite 331, 3401 Market Street
To RSVP please email cara.zayac@uphs.upenn.edu

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Muin Khoury, MD, PhD (Director, CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics)
“The Genome is Out of the Bottle: Will We Get Our Wish?"
Co-sponsored with the Department of Medicine at HUP
12:00PM, Medical Alumni Hall, 1 Maloney Building, HUP
To RSVP please email cara.zayac@uphs.upenn.edu

Refreshments served at all seminars

Funds provided by the Provost's Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund