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    Personalized Medicine Awareness Day in Georgia

    Governor Nathan Deal Proclaims September 1, 2011 "Personalized Medicine Awareness Day in Georgia"

    Governor Nathan Deal has designated September 1, 2011 as "Personalized Medicine Awareness Day in Georgia."   To commemorate the occasion, the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute - a research consortium funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health made of Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology - will host a program and panel discussion on Thursday, September 1, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., at the Morehouse School of Medicine Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care, Auditorium.

    Georgia Bio is a partner of ACTSI and is participating in the program, along with Iverson Genetic Diagnostics.  Iverson has a collaboration with Morehouse School of Medicine and ACTSI in a clinical research study of a new technology that will make the practice of personalized medicine possible.  Georgia’s Healthcare institutions are leading sites for the study.

    Keynote Address:

    Leroy Hood, MD, PhD
    Founder of the Institute for Systems Biology
    Seattle, WA

    Panelist:

    David Satcher, MD, PhD
    Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine and the 16th Surgeon General of the United States

    Kenneth L. Brigham, MD
    Associate Vice President and Director, Predictive Health Institute, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology

    Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD
    Dean and Executive Vice President, Morehouse School of Medicine

    Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH
    Associate Dean and Director, Clinical Research Center, Morehouse School of Medicine

    Roger Simon, MD,
    Director of Translational Programs in Stroke and Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology, Morehouse School of Medicine

    David Stephens, MD
    Vice President of Research, Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center

    Visit GA BIO for more information and to register online.