JOIN US IN WORKING TO MAKE GENOMICS MORE RELEVANT TO ALL
INVESTIGATE new, inclusive approaches to Genomics Research approaches to diversify the current Reference Human Genome in ways that are globally inclusive of Underrepresented Populations.
ACQUIRE leading-edge and gold-standard methodological tools in Virtual Workshops , led by experts from Federal Agencies, Industry, Universities, Policy and Advocacy Organizations, Hospitals and Clinics.
EXPLORE Think Tank opportunities for transdisciplinary collaborations with medical researchers, geneticists, STEM researchers, community advocates, evolutionary historians, medical anthropologists, pharmacologist, data and informatics scientists, and other specialists.
The Conference workshops and panels will take place on Friday, November 20, and Saturday, November 21, 2020. NO REGISTRATION FEE but virtual seating is limited.
Friday, November 20, 2020
(All Sessions (Central Standard Time/GMT -6 hours)
10 AM (CST) Welcome: Mark McLellan,Ph.D., Vice-President for Research & Innovation, UNT.
10:10 AM (CST) Greeting from Department Host: Professor Jennifer Wallach, Chair, UNT Department of History, author of Getting What We Need Ourselves: How Food Has Shaped African American Life
10:20 AM (CST) Introduction: Constance B. Hilliard, Ph.D.,
“Therapeutic & Other Health Applications for the Ancestral Gene Variant Theoretical Model in African-Americans & Other Underrepresented Populations
10:30 AM (CST) KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D.
"Population Heterogeneity and Human Nutrition – Where do we go from here?"
11:45 AM (CST WORKSHOP SESSION I: Kim D. Pruitt, Ph.D.
IRB, Consents, Cybersecurity, DATA: Digital, Sharing, Entry, Mining, Sites, Repurposing, Retrieving. REPOSITORIES:
Resource Access, Building and Joining (special emphasis on human data) “Resources, and the Challenges of Translating Theory into Empirical Studies & Clinical Research Protection of Human Subjects throughout the Data Life Cycle”
1:00 PM (CST) WORKSHOP SESSION II: Shannon J. McCall, M.D.
Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Protection Human Subjects, Required Certification, Protocols, Recruiting, Consent, Confidentiality, HIPAA, Patient Safety, Tissue /Cell Repositories Biobanks, Collaborations – whose IRB? “Protection of Human Subjects Challenges in Basic, Pre-clinical and Clinical Research: Responding to the Authentication Crisis”
2:15 PM (CST) HEALTH EQUITIES SESSION: Rick Kittles, Ph.D.
3:15 PM (CST) Neal Hanchard, Ph.D.
Saturday, November 21,
9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M. (Central Time) Students ONLY Special Interest Workshop NSF & NIH: Kim E. Barrett, Ph.D. & Shauna Clark, Ph.D.
“Education, Training Opportunities for the Pipeline High School through Graduate School”
8:30. Opening Plenary Session: Xuexia Wang, Ph.D.
8:45. Subject Matter Session I: Matthew Anderson, Ph.D.
“Approaching Native American communities on their own terms in microbiome research”.
9:50 Subject Matter Session II: Alice B. Popejoy, Ph.D.
“Precision Medicine requires precise measures and methods: Examining current perceptions and use of 'race, 'ethnicity' and 'ancestry' among clinical genetics professionals and researchers”
10:45 Subject Matter Session III: Bertha A. Hidalgo, Ph.D., MPH
“Coronary Disease, Diabetes and Multi-factor in Ecological Niche Population-associated Variants in Hispanic/Latino Health”
11:45 Subject Matter Session IV: Alexander Sobolevsky, Ph.D.
“The structure and function of the calcium-selective channel TRPV6 and its possible role in disease"
12:45 PM (CST) Subject Matter Session VI: Patricia A. Francis-Lyons, Ph.D.
“Bioinformatics, Ancestral Databases and Delineations in Ancestral Populations: A look at Health/Bio-informatics and cancer disparities in under-represented populations”
4:15 PM (CST) Subject Matter Session VII: Rafiki Cai
“"How Do We Interest The Lay Person In The Matter of Genomics"
12:45 PM (CST) THINK TANK SESSIONS/Simultaneous: Denise Perry Simmons, Ph.D. - Introduction
Research Concepts: Empirical Investigations Causative Variants, Proof of Concept Ancestral Genomics Variant Model; Translation 6 SRIM target diseases bench to clinic; Funding Opportunities: Developing subject matter collaborative research
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Think Tank #2
Think Tank #3
Think Tank #4
Think Tank #5
Think Tank #6
3:00 PM (CST) Think Tanks Plenary Session
4:00 PM (CST) Closing Session: Pudur Jagadeeswaran, Ph.D