Anna Karenina and the Genetics of Complex Disease

Speaker

Mary-Claire King, PhD

Date

March 13, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location

Medical Center (= Billings)
P-117

Description

MEDC-GR ANNA KARENINA AND THE GENETICS OF COMPLEX DISEASE

Submitting Unit:
Department of Medicine Department as a whole
Type of Event: Grand Rounds
Date of Event: Tuesday, March 13 2012
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Building: Medical Center (= Billings), Room P-117

Name of Series, Lectureship, Ceremony:
DOM Grand Rounds

Title of talk or presentation:
ANNA KARENINA AND THE GENETICS OF COMPLEX DISEASE

Speaker’s Name and Degrees:
Mary-Claire King, PhD

Speaker’s Institutional Affiliation:
American Cancer Society Professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine; University of Washington

Description:

The University of Chicago
Department of Medicine

GRAND ROUNDS
Department of Medicine Research Day
Keynote Speaker

Mary-Claire King, PhD
American Cancer Society Professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine
University of Washington

“Anna Karenina and the genetics of complex disease”
Learning objectives: Studies of families with complex diseases, like breast cancer, epilepsy, or inherited hearing loss, indicate that many different genetic mutations in many different genes can lead to each disease. We will discuss the hypothesis called the “Anna Karenina Model of Medical Genetics” which implies that each unhealthy family is unhealthy in its own way.
Discuss the use of genomics tools to learn more about the genetic mutations.

Lunch will be served to Faculty and Housestaff only

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 1 hour in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.

Call Shanda @ 4-3093 for Information


Webpage URL:
http://medicine.uchicago.edu/GrandRounds/grandrounds.asp#

Contact Name:
Shanda Lentz

Contact Email:
slentz@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

Contact Phone:
55462

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