National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Strategic Planning Town Hall Agenda

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)  
Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care Auditorium
720 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Welcome & Introductions
Valerie Montgomery Rice, MSM President and Dean, MSM

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m  Overview of NHGRI ‘Genomics2020’ Strategic Planning Process
Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute Director

The following sessions will be presented by:

10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.      Session 1: Genomics from Bench to Bedside
Moderated by Elizabeth Ofili, M.D., MPH, FACC, Professor of Medicine, Director, Clinical Research Center, MSM

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.       Break

11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.      Session 2: Genomics, Diversity, Disparities, & Population Health
Moderated by Herman Taylor, M.D., MPH, FACC, FAHA, Professor & Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, MSM 

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Session 3: Society, Education, Engagement, & Research
Moderated by Robert Meller, D.Phil., Associate Professor, Neurobiology, MSM

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session 4: Trainees Only
Co-moderated by Dominic Gail, PhD, Post-Doctoral Trainee, MSM and Joseph Fonseca, Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy Student, Morehouse College.

6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Session 5: Community Meeting "What Your DNA Can Do For You"
Moderated by Tabia Henry Akintobi, Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Director of the Prevention Research Center