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These THINK TANKS will be platforms for sharing ideas, proposing grant-competitive solutions to shared research problems, networking with colleagues and forming transdisciplinary collaborations. The THINK TANKS Sessions will meet online under the team leadership of Denise Perry Simmons, Ph.D., UNT Engineering Senior Scientist, Visiting Biomedical Faculty Chemistry, and Faculty Scholar Jim McNatt Logistics Research Institute-Healthcare.


THINK TANK 1  - Building an Industry, Medicine, Science and Community-based Collaboration for Genetic Niche biospecimen, authenticated cell lines and an archival portfolio of their comprehensive marker profiles (retrospective and prospective), data/information sciences/cyber security.  

Cognizant Co-chair Nicole Bollinger, MBA, University Hospitals Research & Education Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

THINK TANK 2  Strategic Analysis of the Ancestral Genomic Theoretical Model Equation for Empirical Testing -- Proof of Concept

Cognizant Co-Chair, Jeffrey Long, Ph.D. College of Arts & Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque



THINK TANK 3  Hypothesis Modeling in Improving Health Disparities Outcomes -- Epidemiological, Anthropological, Genomic and Proteomic, Precision Nutrition Approaches

Cognizant Co-Chair, Victor Prybutok, Ph.D., CQE, CQA, CMQ/OE, PSTAT®, G. Brint Ryan College of Business & Toulouse Graduate School, University of North Texas


THINK TANK 4  Biosensor and Nano-agent Design, Development and Testing to Target Ecological/Genetic Niche Identified Medical Paradoxes

Cognizant Co-chair Pudur Jagadeeswaran, PhD., College of Science, Dept Biological Sciences, University of North Texas



THINK TANK 5  Precision Medicine: Investigating Translation of Single Case Experimental Design (SCED) in Preclinical and Clinical Research Models for Advancing Diversification of the Human Genome

Cognizant Co-chair Prathiba Natesan Batley, Ph.D,  College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Brunel University London



THINK TANK 6  Communication Pathways to  Health Equity: Investigating Awareness, Education and Training Approaches and Methods in 6.1 race versus ancestry in Genome Medicine,

6.2 Pharmacogenomics versus Racialized Medicine. 

Cognizant Co-Chair Gayle Prybutok, BSN, MBA, PhD, College of Health and Public Service, Dept Rehabilitation and Health Services.