August 29, 2011

Personalized Medicine Awareness Day proclaimed, celebrated

The first-ever Personalized Medicine Awareness Day in Georgia is being celebrated Thursday, Sept. 1.

Emory is an organizer for the half-day program, which features speeches, a panel discussion and a proclamation by the governor.

Gov. Nathan Deal will proclaim the day as Personalized Medicine Awareness Day in Georgia to kick off events at the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Keynote speaker is Leroy Hood, scientist and personalized medicine pioneer, who founded the Institute of Systems Biology in Seattle.

David Stephens, vice president of research at Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center; Kenneth L. Brigham, associate vice president and director of the Predictive Health Institute at Emory and Georgia Tech; and Fred Sanfilippo, director of the Emory and Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program are among the participants in a panel discussion.

Shuttle service to the events will be available from Grady Memorial and Emory University hospitals. Contact Andrew West for a reservation.

The program is organized by Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory and Georgia Tech, all part of the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), a research consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health. Also participating are Georgia Bio and Iverson Genetic Diagnostics, Inc.

Register for Personalized Medicine Awareness Day through Georgia Bio.

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