The 2022 Precision Medicine and Pharmacogenomics: Propelling Proof and Practice in Populations Symposium will feature national and Arizona leaders in gene-drug interactions. Did you know UA and Banner Health are national leaders in testing and decision support infrastructure to help physicians make the right prescription decisions? You can learn more about that partnership as well as progress at the VA and with the All of Us Research Program.
A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Register soon as seating is limited.
Registration is free, and this is a planned CME event.
This symposium is a recurring annual event. We hope this series will enhance collaborations in Arizona and beyond and will improve access to precision medicine to patients. For those who cannot attend, sessions will be recorded and made available in online courses later in 2022.
Dr. Vassy is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, a clinician-investigator at the VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and a practicing primary care physician. He is a founding member of the new Precision Public Health Initiative at Ariadne Labs. He earned his MD from Washington University School of Medicine before completing his internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania and a Harvard General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He directs the Genomes2Veterans research program at VABHS and BWH, and his research examines the clinical utility of genetic and genomic testing in various primary care clinical contexts. Current projects include clinical trials of pharmacogenetic testing, polygenic risk scores and return of unanticipated genetic results.
Before joining the University of Arizona in 2014, Dr. Kraft was at Duke University where she served as chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, and as director of the Duke Asthma, Allergy and Airway Center which she founded. As vice chair for research in the Duke University Department of Medicine from 2009-13, Dr. Kraft implemented several important initiatives to support the department’s research endeavors and was instrumental in the re-submission and renewal of Duke’s National Institutes of Health-funded Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA). Prior to 2004, Dr. Kraft served as director of the Carl and Hazel Felt Laboratory in Adult Asthma Research and as medical director of the pulmonology physiology unit at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Kraft received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Bill Clinton.
Professor Sklar is the director of the Health Law & Policy Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and she also serves as the faculty senior advisor in telehealth law and policy at the Arizona Telemedicine Program and at Innovations in Healthy Aging with UArizona Health Sciences. Her teaching and scholarly research spans aging law and policy, bioethics, health technology, professional responsibility and public health law. Her research has appeared in the following peer-reviewed journals: New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and American Journal of Law & Medicine, among others. She is regularly featured in national media outlets Axios, Bloomberg Law, NPR, PBS, and contributes to The Conversation and the Harvard Law Petrie-Flom Center Bill of Health.
This is a planned CME event.