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Work That Matters: Personalized Medicine

The MURDOCK Study and Baseline Project: Thinking Big (Data) in the Era of Precision Medicine

L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2203 SAS Hall, NC State Campus

Parking free of charge, but registration required. Paid parking is available in the coliseum deck.

“Precision Medicine” holds the promise of treatments that are personalized to an individual patient’s characteristics.  Dr. Newby is one of the lead researchers for two important studies taking place right here in North Carolina that are collecting the vast data needed to inform precision medicine: The MURDOCK Study, which is gathering data and samples from over 11,000 volunteers in Cabarrus County and Kannapolis; and the 10,000 person Baseline Study, a collaboration between Duke University, Stanford University and Verily, formerly Google Life Sciences. Dr. Newby will describe these studies and give us an “insider’s” perspective on what she and her fellow researchers are learning from them.

The lecture will be followed by a student poster session and reception in the 2nd floor Atrium of SAS Hall.  Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program Faculty Cluster on Personalized Medicine Discovery at NC State University.