News : 2012 : March

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Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 4:00pm Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series

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MS Walks set for Sunday in Coral Gables, Aventura

The National MS Society’s partnership with the MS Center of Excellence and John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, headed by Dr. Margaret Pericak-Vance, will offer 24-hour patient care, a clinical research center, a team of neurologists, international genetic research and MS genetic registry, educational programs and more on UM’s medical campus in Miami.

“We are very excited about the direction of genetic research in MS,” said Pericak-Vance in a release. “Our current research has the potential to identify new therapeutic targets.”

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National Eye Institute Director Gives Lecture

Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, spoke Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in the Lois Pope 7th Floor Auditorium. The event was jointly sponsored by the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, both of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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