Richard A. Scott, MD Lecture Series
The Center for Genetic Medicine hosts the annual Richard A. Scott, MD Lecture Series, featuring a renowned speaker in the field of genetic medicine.
2013 Richard A. Scott, MD Lecture
Genome Sequencing: Discovery and Clinical Applications
Gail Jarvik, MD, PhD, Head, Division of Medical Genetics, the Arno G. Motulsky Endowed Chair in Medicine, and Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington Medical Center.
June 4, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Hughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E. Superior Street, Chicago
Dr. Jarvik will discuss emerging issues in clinical genomics, including the return of incidental genomic findings. She will also give an example of the use of genomics to solve the genetic basis of a clinic patient with a novel presentation.
Dr. Jarvik is interested in the genetic basis of complexly inherited genetic disease and has a long-standing interest in biomedical ethics. Her ongoing research focuses on four major areas:
(1) Genome-wide association study (GWAS) of phenotypes from clinical electronic medical records in the eMERGE consortium. Phenotypes of interest include Alzheimer disease, white blood cell count, susceptibility to infection, and carotid artery disease.
(2) Genetic predictors of carotid artery disease.
(3) Exomic analysis of lipid disorders in large families using a whole exome approach to identify rare, high penetrance mutations that influence lipid traits.
(4) Genomic medicine implementation. Dr. Jarvik is a PI of the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Consortia of NHGRI and NCI. The highly collaborative UW work involves implementation of genomic medicine for colorectal cancer and polyposis patients, including return of incidental genomic findings and formal outcomes measures.
Gail Jarvik MD, PhD is the Arno G. Motulsky Endowed Chair in Medicine, Joint Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences, and Head of the Division of Medical Genetics (only the third since the founding of the division in 1957), an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the UW Medical Center (UWMC) and an Affiliate Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, and has been made a Lifetime National Associate of the National Academies, “In recognition of extraordinary service to the National Academy of Science.” She has been designated “A Local Legend from Washington” by Senator Maria Cantwell, in association with the American Medical Women’s Association and the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Her abilities as a scholar and a leader have been recognized by the National Institutes of Health, for which she chaired the Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology Study Section. In addition to that service, leading the Division of Medical Genetics and actively pursuing her own research, she continues to be a practicing clinician in Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics. Please click here to download Dr. Jarvik's CV.
The Scott Lecture Series was created as an educational platform to appeal to the medical community of Northwestern University. It is funded under the generous bequest of Richard A. Scott, MD, a Northwestern University Medical School alum. After Dr. Scott passed away, his wife, Anne Lesak Scott, and family established the CGM lecture series in honor of Dr. Scott’s lifelong interest in research.
The Scott Lecture Series is co-sponsored by Northwestern University's Driskill Graduate Program (DGP) in Life Sciences.