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Genomics, internationally recognized speakers to figure prominently in upcoming symposium

A special symposium, Exploring Medicine in the Post-Genome World, will take place April 19-20 during the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine's Spring Medical Alumni-Medical Center 50th Anniversary celebrations.

The symposium will be held at the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center and in Berryhill Hall on the UNC campus. During the 2-day event, nationally and internationally recognized speakers will address a variety of subjects: Among them: "Genome Variation and the Genetic Features of Complex Human Diseases;" "Genomics: Changing America's Healthcare System;" "Human Evolution and its Meaning for Medical Genetics;" "Functional Genomics in Drug Discovery;" "Fetal Determinants of Adult Health" and "The Accumulation and Expression of Natural Genetic Variation."

"The genome projects are having a profound impact on health care delivery. The purpose of the symposium is to articulate some of the expected changes as we look ahead to the next 50 years of medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill," said Terry Magnuson, Ph.D., Kenan professor of genetics and director of the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences.

Among the distinguished speakers are Drs. Lee Hartwell and Francis Collins. Hartwell, director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries on regulation of the cell cycle. His findings expanded the understanding of how normal cells divide and the mechanisms behind the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. Collins, a physician-geneticist and 1977 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, directs the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH.

Symposium registration is required, deadline April 12. Individuals planning to attend can find program and registration information at: http://genomics.unc.edu/about/symposium_04_02.htm or contact the Office of Continuing Medica
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Contact: Leslie H. Lang
llang@med.unc.edu
919-843-9687
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
27-Mar-2002


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