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Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

july, 2021

12jul3:00 pm4:30 pmBold Predictions for Human Genomics by 2030: An NHGRI Seminar Series


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NHGRI will host a new seminar series this year on the “Bold Predictions for Human Genomics by 2030” that are described in NHGRI’s “Strategic Vision for Improving Human Health at the Forefront of Genomics.” The July 12, 2021 seminar will focus on Bold Prediction #6: The regular use of genomic information will have transitioned from boutique to mainstream in all clinical settings, making genomic testing as routine as complete blood counts (CBCs). Dr. Jennifer Posey of Baylor College of Medicine and Dr. Katrina Armstrong of Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School will use this prediction as an aspirational theme for their talks, highlighting their own work in the context of that theme and speculating about the next decade in their areas. The talks will be followed by a moderated question-and-answer session. All seminars will be open to the public and recorded for posting on GenomeTV.


– Jennifer Posey, M.D., Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Posey is Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular & Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a physician-scientist with a research focus on postural orthostatic hypotension (POTS) and pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH). In her clinical practice she sees adult patients with diagnosed or suspected genetic disease. This includes both chromosomal abnormalities, as well as single gene disorders.
– Katrina Armstrong, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Dr. Katrina Armstrong is the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chair of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an internationally recognized investigator in medical decision making, quality of care, and cancer prevention and outcomes, an award winning teacher, and a practicing primary care physician.


(Monday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm