Translational Bioinformatics Approaches to Evaluate and Implement Genomic Medicine Programs

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014

Figure 1: Casey is an assistant professor at UMD

Dr. Casey Overby, Assistant Professor Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine University of Maryland - Baltimore

1:00pm Friday, 25 April 2014, ITE 325b, UMBC

Abstract: There is a growing evidence base to support the use of many genomic applications in healthcare. There are, however, several barriers to healthcare providers making use of genomic data and information on a routine basis. This talk will describe some of the challenges and successes with implementing genomic medicine programs within the Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine at UMB, introduce one way to conceptualize translational research and translational bioinformatics in this context, describe a proposed model for evaluating and implementing genomic medicine programs, and describe some of the current and planned research in translational bioinformatics

Bio: Casey L. Overby is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine and the Center for Health-related Informatics and Bio-Imaging at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received her Masters of Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, her PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health Genetics from the University of Washington in 2011. In 2013, she completed her post-doctoral training in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University and started her position at University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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