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Improving Personal Health Using Genomic Information - Facts and Fiction

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Swain Endowed Lecture in conjunction with UICOMP and UIC Library of the Health Sciences
Location
Jump Simulation, 1306 N. Berkeley Ave., Peoria
Date
Apr 3, 2018   6:00 - 7:00 pm  
Speaker
Val C. Sheffield, M.D., Ph.D.
Cost
Free and open to the public
Registration
Registration
Contact
Kim Deets
E-Mail
kdeets@uic.edu
Phone
309-680-8613
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Advances in technology now make it possible to decode parts or all of a person’s genetic makeup from a couple hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Results can provide predictive information regarding health and future health.

Join medical geneticist Dr. Val Sheffield as he discusses how genomic information is currently used, its reliability, and the strengths and weaknesses it poses.

Val Sheffield, MD, Phd is the Roy J. Carver Chair in Molecular Genetics and Director of the Division of Medical Genetics in Pediatrics at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. A former Howard Hughes Investigator, he currently has four NIH research project awards. Dr. Sheffield is developing treatments for glaucoma and retinal degeneration syndrome and is studying the role of neural progenitors in neonatal hydrocephalus.

Improving Personal Health Using Genomic Information – Facts and Fiction
Tuesday, April 3
6-7 pm
Jump Simulation Auditorium A
1306 N Berkeley Ave., Peoria

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