Symposium EpiDaPo Lab Genomics & Personalized Medicine: From Data-Centric Medicine to Biosocial Empowerment

Symposium EpiDaPo Lab

Genomics & Personalized Medicine:
From Data-Centric Medicine to Biosocial Empowerment

 Date: Thursday January 24th, 2019 – Time: 2pm-6-pm

Location: Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 

A Symposium organized for the inauguration of the International Research Unit (Epi)Genetics, Data, Politics (EpiDaPo – UMI 2006).

A cooperation between CNRS and GWU, EpiDaPo aims at investigating the social aspects of the deciphering of the human genome and epigenome. The speakers gathered for this inauguration event will address some of the recent challenges related to personalized genomic medicine.

List of speakers:

Vence L. Bonham, is the Senior Advisor to the National Human Genome Research Institute, Director on Genomics and Health Disparities and Associate Investigator in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch, Division of Intramural Research, NHGRI.

Christopher Donohue, History of Genomics Program, National Human Genome Research Institute.

Vanessa Northington Gamble, physician and medical historian, chaired the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee in 1997 that secured a presidential apology for the treatment of Africa American patients.

Mark Rothstein, has a joint appointment at the Brandeis School of Law and the School of Medicine. He holds the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and is the Founding Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Zaneta M. Thayer, Assistant Professor (Dartmouth College) is a biological anthropologist interested in understanding how (biological mechanisms) and why (evolutionary origins) environmental experiences shape patterns of human biology and health.

Eric Vilain, is the director of EpiDaPo, director of the Center for Genetic Medicine Research at Children’s National Health System and the Chair of the Department of Genomics & Precision Medicine at George Washington University.

Moderator: Michel Dubois, CNRS Senior Research Fellow, Deputy Director of EpiDaPo.

Important information : ID card needed to enter the Embassy and pre-registration required at :

After the symposium a reception will take place at the Maison Française in Washington, DC. Unique among French diplomatic missions, The “Maison Française” at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., offers an environment that encourages friendly relations between states, promotes outreach and cultural events, and serves as a center for professional and educational activities.

Organization: the symposium is organized by EpiDaPo (CNRS – GWU) with the support from the CNRS office in Washington DC.

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