The Research Education Symposium 2013: Life at the Interface of Genomics and Clinical Care

Presented by the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)

Friday, March 15, 2013
Cost: Free
The Poster Session will be held in the Vandenberg Room in the Michigan League.

Directions to the Michigan League

The Alumni Center
200 Fletcher
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1007

Directions to the Alumni Center

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The University of Michigan (U-M) Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) is proud to announce the Research Education Symposium.  This year’s symposium highlights translational research at the University of Michigan, a process that encompasses the effective movement of knowledge and discoveries into new approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.  Programs provided by MICHR are designed to assist researchers in developing and implementing new science that will influence a new generation of bedside, clinical, and community health care.

This event is free and open to the public; all medical center and health professions faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.  The symposium begins with a research poster presentation from 7:45-9:15 a.m.   The poster session will showcase the diverse work of translational scholars at the University of Michigan.  Following the conclusion of the poster session, the Mentor Award ceremony, honoring the 2013 MICHR Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Awards, begins at 9:30am.

Ellen Wright Clayton

Ellen Wright Clayton

The highlight of the symposium is a series of talks on topics with implications for translational and clinical research. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, JD, MD, Rosalind E. Franklin Professor of Genetics and Health Policy; Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Law; and Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, at Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Wright Clayton’s topic will be: “How Should We Use Genomic Information for Primary Prevention?”

The symposium will also feature talks by prominent University of Michigan faculty members, Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD and Edward B. Goldman, JD, and a formal presentation of the poster awards.


The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) looks to enable & enhance clinical & translational research at U-M. MICHR was created by the Regents of the University of Michigan in 2006, and received a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health in 2007.