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2019 U-M Precision Health Symposium

2019 U-M Precision Health Symposium

Wednesday, May 29, 8am-4:30pm
North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)
Building 18, Dining Hall

Join us for a full day exploring the latest research in the multidisciplinary field of precision health. This inaugural annual event will provide thought-provoking sessions as well as opportunities to network and discuss potential collaborations.

8-8:30 Registration and breakfast*
8:30-8:50 Welcome and opening remarks
Vicki Ellingrod, PharmD, FCCP
John Gideon Searle Professor of Pharmacy,
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Pharmacy; Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School; Adjunct Professor of Psychology, LSA
Sachin Kheterpal, MD, MBA
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology; Associate Dean, Research Information Technology; Co-Director, Precision Health
Marschall Runge, MD, PhD
Dean, U-M Medical School; Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs; CEO, Michigan Medicine
8:50-9:40 Keynote address
Goncalo Abecasis, DPhil
Vice President, Analytical Genomics & Data Sciences, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
9:40-9:50 Break*
9:50-10:15 Scholars Awards competition intro and presentations by Nnenaya Agochukwu, Neriman Tokcan, and Abhinav Achreja
10:15-11:45 Moderated research panel discussion
Moderator: Vicki Ellingrod, PharmD, FCCP
Speakers: Srijan Sen, MD, PhD (wearables);  Mariel Lavieri MS, PhD (medical decision making); and Michael Dorsch, MS, PharmD (app development)
11:45-12:30 Lunch*
12:30-1:20 Poster session*
1:20-1:40 Scholars Awards presentations by John Plass, Aaron Morris, and Xiaoyan (Isaac) Jia
1:40-2:10 Fireside chat
Brahmajee Nallamothu, MD, to interview H.V. Jagadish, PhD, about security and other big data concerns
2:10-2:20 Break*
2:20-2:40 Scholars Awards presentations by Arun Subramaniyan, Andi Cani, and Ida Surakka; final voting
2:40-3:40 Special speaker
Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI
VP for Health Equity, Vanderbilt University
3:40-3:50 Wrap-up and awards presentations
3:50-4:30 Networking reception*
*Professional headshot photography available


A poster session will feature work by funded Precision Health researchers (we have funded $3 million in grants in our first year!), as well as other invited research groups. There will also be presentations from Precision Health Scholars, an awards ceremony, and networking reception. The event will be beneficial for research faculty, health practitioners, students/trainees, staff, and professionals from businesses in related/supporting fields.

Professional headshot photography will be available for all attendees.