Featuring Keynote Speaker:

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Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics
Chief of the Division of Ethics
Columbia University


The Ethics of Inclusion: Diversity in the Age of Precision Medicine

Human genetics has a gap problem. Genetic samples drawn predominantly from individuals of European ancestry have prompted a call for greater diversity aimed at recruiting minoritized populations. Despite the ubiquity of these calls, the meaning of diversity - which dimensions matter, for what outcomes and why - remains strikingly imprecise. Drawing on a multi-sited study of diversity and the recruitment of minoritized groups into precision medicine research, Dr. Lee explores the ethical commitments to bridge the “diversity gap” and the meaning of inclusion for research practice.

Derek Aguiar, Ph.D.
Computer Science and Engineering Department

Elise Courtois, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Single Cell Biology, The Jackson Laboratory

Bernard Goffinet, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Xiaoyan Guo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health

Pedro Miura, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health

Alyx Vogle, MS, CGC
Clinical Research Project Manager, The Jackson Laboratory

Eric Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, The Jackson Laboratory

Attention Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows! Call for Posters:

Poster presentations are open to all UConn and JAX graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This is a great opportunity for training and exposure!

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2022 to Jessica Williamson at Jessica.Williamson@uconn.edu
Please submit presenter name, affiliated lab and title. Abstract optional and limited to 250 words.
Please bring your poster the morning of the event. (maximum size, 36” wide)

Awards: Prizes will be given to best poster and most creative poster.