Genomic Medicine Institute News: 2006

November 27, 2006
Cheryl Scacheri , M.S., C.G.C., Director of Genetic Counseling Program, Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare, discusses her role at the CPGH and shares some interesting experiences from her career. Download the PDF article here.

November 3, 2006
Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Genomic Medicine Institute, recently received the 2006 John Peter Minton Hero of Hope Research Medal of Honor from the American Cancer Society. She was honored for her discovery of the gene, PTEN [phosphatase and tensin homolog (mutated in multiple advanced cancers 1)], involved with Cowden Syndrome. Further information regarding this award can be found by clicking here.

October 31, 2006
Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Genomic Medicine Institute, was one of the featured guests on National Public Radio’s The Diane Rehm Show. She was part of a panel including Francis Collins, National Human Genome Research Institute, and Aravinda Chakravarti, Johns Hopkins, who discussed personalized medicine. Information regarding this discussion, as well as a link to listen to the program can be found by clicking here.

September 27, 2006
The Genomic Medicine Institute hosted the Friends of the LRI event. The presentation was titled “Good Genes, Bad Genes: It’s All In The Family”. Speakers included Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Genomic Medicine Institute, Cheryl Scacheri, Director of Genetic Counseling, Graham Casey, Ph.D. and Marvin Natowicz, M.D., Ph.D.. CCF employees can watch this presentation by clicking here.