Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics Seminar: The Use of Genetic Ancestry to Understand Health Disparities

Wednesday, Oct 25 @ 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Walther Hall (R3) ,C203

Presenter(s): Rick Kittles, PhD
Audience: Learners, Residents, Fellows, Faculty, and Staff

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Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics

IU School of Medicine

 

CME Seminar

 

“The Use of Genetic Ancestry to Understand Health Disparities”

 

Rick Kittles, PhD

Professor and founding director

Division of Health Equities

Population Sciences

City of Hope

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Walther Hall (R3), Room C203

 

If you are unable to attend, you may watch the seminar live at the following link:
http://www.indiana.edu/~video/stream/liveflash.html?filename=MMG

 

At the conclusion of the presentation the participant should be able to:

 

·      How to measure genetic ancestry.

·       Understand genetic variation among admixed populations and its implications for “race”.

·       How to use genetic ancestry to deconstruct Race and determine if disparity is likely due to biological or social factors.

 

Accreditation Statement:  The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Designation Statement:  The Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Faculty Disclosure Statement:  In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor.  All faculty, authors, editors, and planning committee members participating in an IUSM-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity. 

 

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