Fallon Brewer, M.S., CGC, has been selected to chair the Alabama Board of Genetic Counseling, which was recently established by the Alabama Legislature.
Bruce R. Korf, M.D., Ph.D., was recently named associate dean for Genomic Medicine in the School of Medicine. Korf currently serves as UAB Medicine’s chief genomics officer and holds the Wayne and Sara Crews Finley Endowed Chair in Medical Genetics. He will continue to hold both of those positions along with his new appointment.
Six School of Medicine faculty projects were recently funded through an AMC21 initiative giving NIH-funded investigators incentive to submit a second R01.
Children’s of Alabama, the UAB Department of Genetics and the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine will host the 5th annual Rare Disease Genomics Symposium on Friday, March 2, at 8 a.m. in the Bradley Lecture Center. The day-long conference is open to the public and will commemorate Rare Disease Day.
Gene Siegal, M.D., Ph.D., has been named interim chair of the Department of Genetics beginning Jan. 15. Siegal replaces former chair, Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., who was named the Chief Genomics Officer for UAB Medicine in 2017.
In this role, Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., will work with the UAB Hospital, UAB Health System, clinical department chairs and program and center directors to establish clinical programs in precision medicine.
UAB is joining the All of Us Research Program, an effort led by the National Institutes of Health to drive precision medicine research.
UAB, Alabama’s leader in precision medicine, joins with Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha in CSER2, an NIH project to bring genomic medicine to more children with birth defects or genetic disorders.
The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative has begun full scale recruitment of interested participants at two sites in Birmingham.
This is the first demonstration of donor microbes persisting in the recipient following fecal transplant, a finding made possible by a novel method to “fingerprint” individual strains of bacteria.
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