Monday, June 2, 2008

Historic Events

First I would like to congratulate the World Science Festival for putting together a wonderful program. My friend Misha shared his thoughts today. A long time ago I was asked to help with this. Unfortunately with my busy schedule and theirs we lost contact. I really would have loved to participate with this wonderful group of individuals.

The World Science Festival was as delightful as advertised. The street fair was overflowing with stuff to do, especially for kids. Next year I hope to bring mine. Bravo to Brian Greene!

It always happens, as one door closes, another opens. Today I received my welcome email from the Informed Cohort Oversight Board at Coriell. I have mentioned this historic project in the past, but only now do I understand the magnanimnity of it all. Why? Just look at the email list..

Erin O'Shea Howard Hughes Medical Investigator and Excellent Envirogenomicist/Epigeneticist

Ellis Neufield Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Children's Hospital Boston

Ken Offit Director of the Clinical Genetics Service at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
and Chair of the subcommittee on cancer genetics of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Charles Rotimi Dr. Rotimi is the Director of the NIH Intramural Center for Genomics and Health Disparities (NICGHD)

Marc Lenburg MicroArray Guru and Associate Professor of Genetics & Genomics Boston University School of Medicine

David Pellman Cell Cycle, Genome Stability God, Associate Professor of Pediatric Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Oh and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator

Floyd White The Reverend has served Camden and its citizens for nearly a quarter century In addition to his duties as pastor an active member of the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Camden. He also is an appointed member of the State of New Jersey's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Black Infant Mortality convened by the NJ Commissioner of Health and Senior Services.

Mike Christman President and CEO Coriell Institute for Medical Research


The Sherpa Managing partner of the First standalone Personalized Medicine practice, Yale Clinical Genetics Fellow '10, Rabid Genomic Medicine Blogger, and soon to be participant of the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative!

This is a truly historic event. The demand to participate in this project is HUGE. People from all over, including San Francisco have stopped by to participate.

So, while I would have loved to bump into Francis again or actually meet a nobel laureate. I guess that will have to wait.

The Sherpa Says:

We will get set to debate the utility of a cohort of SNPs on June 16th. Stay tuned to hear the latest!


Anonymous said...

How do you think the high gas prices are going to affect the field of genetic counseling? I'm looking forward to your thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Not good man, not good.

Steve Murphy MD said...

Search always lags the news. We are just ramping up for the big demand! Are you ready for the 1000 USD Genome?


Steve Murphy MD said...

Oil and gas affect anything elective...including genome testing or genetic counseling.