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Utah Department of Health Genomics Workgroup

Mission: Build Utah Department of Health capacity to integrate genomics into public health plans, objectives, and interventions to improve the health of Utahns.

No meeting is currently scheduled.

 

November 29, 2005 Meeting Highlights: Jenny Johnson presented "Make Family Health History a Tradition" to the department. More information on the presentation and ordering a Family Health History Toolkits can be found by on our family history webpage.

July 27, 2005 Meeting Highlights: Louisa Stark, Director of the Genetic Science Learning Center, presented Stem Cells in the Spotlight presentation (PowerPoint) to the department. The talk focused on what a stem cell is, current and future applications of stem cell research, legislation and ethical issues surrounding stem cells. A DVD version of the presentation is available. To check-out the DVD, contact Jenny Johnson at (801) 538-9416.

April 20, 2005 Meeting Highlights: Louisa Stark, Director of the Genetic Science Learning Center, presented "Pharmacogenomics: Drugs Designed for You" (PowerPoint) to the department. The talk focused on current and future applications of pharmacogenetics to medicine and public health.

 

"If all factors that determine disease are taken into account, then 100% of disease can be said to be inherited. Analogously, 100% of
any disease is environmentally caused."

Kenneth Rothman
Modern Epidemiology
1986