News : 2014 : August

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JJ Vance Internship Program Immerses High Schoolers in Biological and Computational Sciences

Eleven of South Florida’s brightest high school seniors successfully completed a challenging eight-week summer internship program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics. The 2014 JJ Vance Memorial Summer Internship in Biological and Computational Sciences provided the students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience and be directly involved in scientific research.

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2014 JJ Vance Memorial Summer Interns are, from left, Diana Milton, Alina Andrews, Jeffery Ferguson, Antonio Menarde, Julia Keyes, Blake Thomas, Camille Dulin, Giovanni Chiarella, Janel Weatherly, Dorothy Alexis, and Jewly Fleuristil.

JJ Vance Internship Program Immerses High Schoolers in Biological and Computational Sciences

Eleven of South Florida’s brightest high school seniors successfully completed a challenging eight-week summer internship program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics. The 2014 JJ Vance Memorial Summer Internship in Biological and Computational Sciences provided the students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience.

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Genetic Testing For Alzheimer's Disease: Is It Worth It?

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a growing global health problem. It is seen in all populations and its prevalence is rising. About five million Americans currently have this devastating disease, and the number is expected to increase to more than 13 million by 2050. It’s also a terrifying prospect for any person who has ever watched a loved one suffer from the disease, or who fears that every lapse in memory is sign of Alzheimer’s.

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Conference Seeks Ways to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine

To formally acknowledge the growing impact of health disparities on genomic medicine translation and to find solutions, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine will host the third annual “Why We Can’t Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine.” A group of diverse stakeholders — clinicians, researchers, advocates, public health specialists, ethicists, community members, industry leaders, foundations and legislators — will gather September 4-5 at W Hotel in Washington, D.C., to focus on policy issues related to genomics and health disparities.

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Conference Seeks Ways to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine

To formally acknowledge the growing impact of health disparities on genomic medicine translation and to find solutions, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine will host the third annual “Why We Can’t Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine.”

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